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Village Manager's Office
The Village of Orland Park operates under the council-manager form of government, which combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a governing body with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. The manager is hired to serve the board and the community and to bring to the local government the benefits of training and experience in administering local government projects and programs on behalf of the governing body.

Areas of Focus
Following the policy direction of the Orland Park Board of Trustees, Grimes is focusing on the following village issues:
  • Strategic Plan
  • Economic Development
    • Attract development in the village's I-80 corridor
    • Recruit targeted professional services, restaurants, and entertainment businesses
    • Revitalization of selected retail centers
  • Downtown Development
    • Create long term plan for development of downtown
    • Host community events in the downtown
  • Quality of life
    • Enhance core municipal services
    • Maintain and improve parks, facilities, and open lands
    • Enhance intra-Orland transportation
    • Improve two-way communication with the community
    • Public Safety

To accomplish these policy directives, staff will follow four guiding principles: 
  • Customer Service: Providing the optimum in municipal services for those who choose Orland Park as the ideal place in which to live and raise a family
  • Finance / Budgeting: Maintaining and building on Orland Park's strong reputation for conservative budgeting and prudent use of taxpayer dollars
  • Progressive Management: Bringing progressive, market-based approaches to the delivery of public services, where possible, and working in partnership with the private sector in finding solution to public sector challenges
  • Transparency: Maintaining the village's strong reputation as a leader in local government transparency in the State of Illinois

Code of Ethics
Adopted in 1924, the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Code of Ethics defined the principles that today serve as the foundation for the local government management profession and set the standard for excellence. Leadership in a management structure committed to equity, transparency, integrity, stewardship of public resources, political neutrality, and respect for the rights and responsibility of elected officials and residents strengthens democratic local governance. ICMA members pledge to uphold these principles in their conduct and decisions in order to merit the trust of the public, elected officials, and staff they serve. As a condition of membership, ICMA members agree to submit to a peer-to-peer review under established enforcement procedures should there be an allegation of unethical conduct. Mr. Grimes and Ms. Baer are both ICMA members.
Contact Us
Paul Grimes
Paul Grimes
Village Manager

Ellen Baer
Ellen Baer
Assistant Village Manager

Village Manager's Office
14700 S. Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park, IL  60462

Ph: 708-403-6155
Fx: 708-349-4859


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.