• Downtown Oak Park Organization

  • info@downtownoakpark.net

  • 1010 Lake Street, Suite 114

    Oak Park, IL 60301


  • Organization's Mission: Enhance the quality of life in our community by creating a vibrant commercial district

    Structure: Professionally managed by the Harlem/Lake/Marion Corporation, DBA Downtown Oak Park. Funded by SSA and member dues

    Primary Activities: Event management, marketing and streetscape

    Board Meetings:  TBA

    General Membership Meetings: TBA

    Primary benefits of Membership: marketing, local events

    Annual Dues for Businesses: assessment charged to building owners

    Sponsorship Opportunities: call office to discuss

    Additional Fees: (for example, holiday decorations, sidewalk sales participation fee, event booth fee) TBA

  • 2016 Leadership

    • President: Frank Heitzman (Heitzman Architects)
    • Vice President: Karen Morava (The Careful Peach)
    • Secretary: Llyn Longwell (The Jewelry Studio)
    • Treasurer: Mike Fox (R.P. Fox & Associates)
    • Counsel: Robert Nye
    • Owner Director: Mary Ludgin (Heitman / Shops of Downtown Oak Park)
    • Owner Director: Jack Strand (Strand & Browne Realty)
    • Merchant Director: Nijel Ellison (Fannie May)
    • Merchant Director: Cindy Summers (Sugar Fixe Patisserie)
    • Owner/Merchant Director: Bob Johnson (Sushi House)
    • OPEDC Representative: John Lynch
    • Village Oak Park Representative: Tammie Grossman
    • Visit Oak Park Represnetative: Sara Barnett
    • Executive Director: Max Austin-Williams
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  • Governing Documents


    Special Service Area #1 Ordinance


  • Meeting Minutes

    October Agenda

    September '16 Minutes

    August '16 Minutes

    July '16 Minutes

    June '16 Minutes

    May '16 Minutes

    April '16 Minutes

    March '16 Minutes

    February '16 Minutes

    January '16 Minutes

    2015 Annual Meeting

    December '15 Minutes

    November '15 Minutes

    October '15 Minutes