About Us

Our Mission

Providing locally-governed supportive services to our community

Our Vision

To be a well-known and respected community partner and the leading provider of proactive, responsive and relevant supportive services for all residents at every stage of life.

Our Values

Service: We accept our responsibility to manage and preserve the resources entrusted to us to provide equitable and accessible services for all residents of Oak Park.

Community: We are a community of professionals dedicated to the dignity and well-being of all of the residents of Oak Park regardless of their means, backgrounds, or abilities.

Caring: We act in the best interests of each other and all of our residents by responding with respect, empathy, compassion, and professionalism.



An independently elected Township Board - a Supervisor and four Trustees, governs Oak Park Township.  Reporting to the Supervisor and working under the Supervisor's delegated authority, a full-time Township Manager administers the day-to-day operation of the Township and is responsible for all staff activities.  Board-appointed Senior Services and Youth Services advisory committees assist the Board in its duties.  The Board also appoints a Community Mental Health Board (CMHB) that has full control of expenditures from the Mental Health Fund within the Township Board approved budget.



Each Township Fiscal Year (April 1 - March 31), the Township Board approves a property tax levy (limited by State Tax Cap legislation), passes a budget and approves all payments of Township funds.  Three funds are under Board levy, budget and payment control:


(1) The Town Fund for the expenses of general government, Youth and Senior services and Assessor and Clerk offices

(2) The General Assistance Fund for the administration of the General Assistance office and the awarding of grants to citizens meeting well-defined need criteria regarding assets and income

(3) The Mental Health Fund for the administration of the Community Mental Health Board (CMHB) and to fund the CMHB's prograns and grants for mental health providers serving Oak Park.

More Information

See the menu in the Blue box to the left for more information about Oak Park Township or contact the Township Main Office.


Oak Park Township

105 South Oak Park Avenue

Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Phone: 708-383-8005

Fax: 708-383-8062






General Information:

Youth Services:

Senior Services:


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