Who We Are

Our District is a Powerhouse.

When you’re here, you know you came to the right place, because this is where it all happens. This is true for visitors as much as it is for you, our members. The community and the people who visit are our inspiration, which is why we feel inspired to help the District grow and succeed with our support, not as a directive, but as partner. Because the way we see it, we’re more than an organization, we’re a collection of business and property owners all working together to build a better place for each other, as well as the residents and visitors who keep coming back for more. It’s what has allowed us to do so much here in Downtown Oak Park, and what will keep us doing even more.

What We Do

Here for You

Shanon Williams
Shanon WilliamsExecutive Director
Jayne Furlong
Jayne FurlongEvents & Communications Manager
Amelia Dellos
Amelia DellosMarketing Director

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Downtown Oak Park Business Alliance Board

Susie Goldschmidt, Merchant Director – President
Term expires: May 2027

Byline Bank
Senior Vice President, Market President
Oak Park & River Forest, Illinois

Phone: 708-930-1663

Mike Fox, Owner Director – Vice President
Term expires: May 2027

R.P. Fox & Associates
1110 Pleasant St
Oak Park, Illinois 60301

Phone: 708-848-9550

Mike Carney, Owner Director – Treasurer
Term expires: May 2025

Heitman/Shops of Downtown Oak Park
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2500
Chicago, Illinois, 60606

Phone: 312-425-0410

Ray Ward, Owner/Merchant Director – Secretary
Term expires: May 2025

The Nineteenth Century Charitable Organization
178 Forest Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois, 60301

E-mail: rward@nineteenthcentury.org

Paul Beckwith, Owner Director
Term expires: May 2027

1000 Lake St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60301

Frank Heitzman, Owner Director
Term expires: May 2025

Heitzman Architects
111 N. Marion St. #2
Oak Park, Illinois, 60301

Phone: 708-267-1352

Michelle Vanderlaan, Merchant Director
Term Expires: May 2026

Suitcases & Sugarcup Trading Owner 110 & 108 N Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301

Phone: 708-524-5336

Tina Salerno, Merchant/Owner Director
Term Expires: May 2026

James Anthony Salon Owner 115 N Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60301

Phone: 708-383-3100

Dave Schrodt, Counsel
Schrodt Law
River Forest, Illinois 60603Phone: 312-845-3702
Jonathan Kaufman, Merchant Member
Term Expires: May 2027

Wells Street Popcorn Owner

Jenny Shepherd, Merchant Member
Term Expires: May 2027

Personalization House

Cameron Davis, VOP Representative
Village of Oak Park
123 Madison Ave
Oak Park, Illinois 60302Phone: 708-358-5648