Welcome to Oak Park Township, Illinois

Township Updates

Oak Park Township at 105 S. Oak Park Avenue is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Facemasks are optional in the building.  Please call 708-383-8005 for general information as well as appointments for General Assistance and the Assessor’s office. 

Senior & Disability Services Center at 130 S. Oak Park Avenue is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Facemasks are optional in the building. Please call 708-383-8060 for general information as well as appointments for Senior & Disability Services staff. Monthly activities are listed on our website calendar.

2024 Tax Appeal Period Opens for Oak Park

The Cook County Assessor’s office has announced that it will be accepting appeals of the assessed valuations of Oak Park properties between March 26 and April 29, 2024. According to Oak Park Township Assessor Ali ElSaffar, individuals looking for assistance in filing appeals should feel free to contact his office at (708) 383-8005 to set up appointments during the appeal period.

Oak Park Township Announces New Logo, Branding,
and Community Outreach

We are excited to announce the results of our rebranding initiative at Oak Park Township beginning with a new logo that better reflects our organization within the community. Encompassing the characteristics of diversity, connection, and pathways, our new logo celebrates the Township’s broad array of services, residents served, and partnerships.

Oak Park Township Logo

Based on community feedback, opinions from local partner agencies, and Township employees, we worked with consultants from N2 Studios and Jim Bernard Design to help redefine the Township through new visuals and key messages.

Over the years, our supportive services have expanded to meet the needs of our changing community, and our rebranding initiative is the result of our growth. The foundation of our branding will be to reflect our core purpose of strengthening the community through social and supportive services.

Residents will see a variety of new materials and information showcasing our diverse service areas of: Assessor Services, General Assistance, Prevention Services, Resident Services, Senior & Disability Services, and Youth and Family Services. Continuing our efforts, we will also be redesigning our website which will be completed and launched in 2024.

Our rebranding project reaffirms our commitment to increase awareness of the Township’s important social and supportive services through community outreach and public education.

Please click here to read the official press release on our branding initiative and follow our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Oak Park Township's New Manager, Evan Michel

The Oak Park Township hired a new manager, Evan Michel, who has begun his role.

Michel will be responsible for the organization's day-to-day operations and will focus on helping people through governmental means.

About Us

Elected Officials and Board Meetings

Oak Park Township is governed by an independently elected Township Board of Trustees. The Township Board consists of the Township Supervisor and four Trustees, elected at large from the township. The Clerk and Assessor are elected simultaneously with the Board. The Assessor does not vote. The Township Clerk votes only in the case of a tie vote to fill a vacancy in a township office.

All are welcome to board meetings.  Board documents may be found at the following link:  https://oakparktownship.org/board-agendas-finances/.

Clarmarie Keenan</br>Township Supervisor
Clarmarie Keenan
Township Supervisor
Adekunle "Ade" B. Onayemi</br>
Township Trustee
Adekunle "Ade" B. Onayemi
Township Trustee
Eric Davis</br>
Township Trustee
Eric Davis
Township Trustee
Dr. Margaret Trybus</br>Township Trustee
Dr. Margaret Trybus
Township Trustee
Tim Thomas Township Trustee
Tim Thomas
Township Trustee
DaToya Burtin-Cox
DaToya Burtin-Cox
Township Clerk
Ali ElSaffar</br>
Township Assessor
Ali ElSaffar
Township Assessor

Current Oak Park Township Elected and Appointed Officials

  • Supervisor: Clarmarie Keenan
  • Trustees: Eric Davis, Ade Onayemi, Tim Thomas, Dr. Margaret Trybus
  • Clerk: DaToya Burtin-Cox
  • Assessor: Ali ElSaffar

To contact any of the Township Elected Officials please use our Contact Us Online Form and select "Board of Trustees".

Appointed by Board of Trustees

  • Township Manager: Evan Michel

Directors

  • Director of Youth and Family Services: Megan Traficano
  • Director of Senior & Disability Services: Pamela Mahn
  • CMHB Executive Director: Cheryl Potts
  • Director of General Assistance: April Dugal

To contact any of the Township departments, please use our Contact Us Online Form.

Board Meetings

  • For the FY24 Township Board meeting schedule, click here
  • Agenda items for upcoming and recent Board Meetings are available here.
Oak Park Township Shaking Hands
Oak Park Township

Our Mission

Providing locally-governed supportive services to our community.

Oak Park Township

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.

Senior & Disability Services

Assessor Services

Youth & Family
Services

General Assistance

Community Mental Health

Our Values

Oak Park Township

Service

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.

Oak Park Township

Community

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.

Oak Park Township

Caring

Caring

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

Freedom of Information Requests

The current Freedom of Information Officer for the Township is Township Clerk, DaToya Burtin-Cox.

You may submit a Freedom of Information Request with the online request form by selecting "Freedom of Information Act Request" or call 708-383-8005 for more information.

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Oak Park Township
Senior & Disability Services
130 South Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
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Oak Park Township Administration
and Youth and Family Services
105 South Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
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Oak Park Township
Community Mental Health Services
229 Madison Street, 2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL 60302