Economic Development & Neighborhood Renewal


The purpose of the Economic Development & Neighborhood Renewal Commission is to advise the Village President and Board of Trustees, also Village Departments, as to the viability of initiatives that positively affect sound economic development and neighborhood renewal for a better quality of life for residents.


The Commission shall be comprised of an Executive Committee and up to 32 stakeholders (residents, Niles business owners or Niles business senior managers).
  • Denise McCreery - Chairperson
  • Secretary 
  • Joe Bialko
  • Lynda Stoops
  • Alan Zielinski
  • Janet Lee
  • Alecia Bermes
  • Rich Wlodarski - Stakeholder
  • Carol Harczak - Stakeholder
  • Iwona Filipiak - Stakeholder
  • Julie Genualdi - Stakeholder
  • Alberto DeCicco - Stakeholder
  • Vicki Peake - Stakeholder
  • Sunghae Kim - Stakeholder
  • Rich Mangold - Stakeholder
  • Brandon Leavitt - Stakeholder
  • Stephen Costa - Stakeholder
  • Katie Schneider - Stakeholder
  • Thomas Poszdol - Stakeholder
  • Jacob K Ehrensaft - Stakeholder
  • Judy McNulty - Stakeholder
  • Steve Greif - Stakeholder
  • Mike Shields -  Stakeholder
  • Steven Vinezeano -Village Manager
  • Charles Ostman- Director of Community Development
  • Andrew Przybylo - Ex-Officio Member - Village President

Staff Liaison
Charles Ostman
(847) 588-8041 


Village Hall – 1000 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL 60714
The Commission will meet per the needs of the Village as directed by the Mayor, Village Manager or Director of Community Development.


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. Minutes are available following approval.
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2030 Comprehensive Plan Summary
Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Presentation 3/24/14