City Strategic Planning Meeting Series Launches Tonight

Members of the community are invited to voice concerns and pitch ideas for Oak Forest's future.

Efforts by the City of Oak Forest to seek community involvement in its Strategic Planning Initiative are now shifting to open meetings. 

A series of community meetings begin tonight and will continue through June 12. These are the follow-up to a questionnaire distributed by Oak Forest and mailed to all businesses and households. 

Click here to see the questionanire

The meetings are intended to give resident a chance to talk about concerns and to propose ideas for the future of Oak Forest. 

Meetings also will be held with groups within Oak Forest. Input is sought from the business community, educational leaders and the clergy, as well as those involved in sports and recreation.

Everyone in the community is invited:

When & Where:  

  • Tuesday, June 5 at the
  • Wednesday, June 6 at the Gorman Field House in Fieldcrest
  • Thursday, June 7 at , 17303 Central Avenue
  • Monday, June 11 at , 5800 West 151st Street
  • Tuesday, June 12 at (before the City Council Meeting)

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NANCY GRACE June 05, 2012 at 01:36 PM
This City needs a Park District Community Center/Fitness facility like the one in Oak Lawn...our Park District lacks a lot of what other towns offer.
Matt Aggen June 05, 2012 at 02:43 PM
What are the times?
Nick Swedberg (Editor) June 05, 2012 at 04:52 PM
The meetings start at 7 p.m.
phxdr June 05, 2012 at 06:45 PM
"Smoke and mirrors" is what this is called. Oak Forest has no ambition to try and make this city better and more efficient for the people who pay their paychecks. Instead the council is there to provide jobs for people such as the current city adminstrator and the community development director...both of which should have been given their final paychecks long ago. I would urge anyone not to waste their time and instead try to talk to your neighbors about getting some people to run for mayor and alderman in each ward. Get some challengers to the people there and the current council will be gone if the residents of OF take the time to go out and vote instead of wasting time with this garbage the city is pulling.
NANCY GRACE June 05, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Do we know of anyone running for Mayor yet?
Mike Ziak June 06, 2012 at 12:10 AM
The Park District had a Referendum a few years back to buy the Convent property and develop it with such things. Sadly, poor planning by both the City and Park District failed to get out the message that it would be good for this town and the Senior block voted it down because it would have raised taxes by $99 per year. That would have been a tax increase I would gladly pay. Ironically, the land got sold to a developer who plans to put in a over 55 community.


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