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The Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees is comprised of the president (mayor), village clerk and six trustees, all of whom are elected at-large. Board members are elected to staggered four-year terms and serve part-time. Orland Park residents approved the Village Manager Form of Government by referendum in 1983, wanting the daily administrative duties overseen by an educated, professional manager. As the Village’s chief administrator, the Village manager is hired by the Board of Trustees to carry out its policies, assuring effective and efficient day-to-day operations of all departments, on- and off-site facilities and government services.

The people of Orland Park are fortunate to be served by forward-thinking and attentive municipal leaders. The Village provides an exhaustive list of public services for the residents and businesses of the community, including recreation and parks, award-winning public safety, business and development, green initiatives and a variety of specialized services, including veterans’ assistance and family and senior services.

Orland Park operates its own potable water distribution system, obtaining water from Lake Michigan via the City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Lawn. Orland Park relies on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District for waste water treatment. The community receives electricity from ComEd, natural gas from NICOR Gas, as well as local and long distance telephone service and cable television service from several companies.

In 1991, Orland Park adopted a new comprehensive plan to govern continued growth of the Village. The plan was updated in 1997 and is now undergoing a second 2010 update, which covers the future of various community aspects from culture, housing and open space to environment/sustainability and health. The Village’s updated comprehensive plan will serve as a guide for future planning decisions, Village regulations and public investment. For more information on the plan’s progress, visit www.orland-park.il.us.

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