The Township Administration and Finance Committe is backbone of the daily operations for the township.

  • Finance Committe Chair: Jake Vandenburg
  • Executive Administrator: Randy Heuser
  • Office Manager: Mary Hastings

Township government is the oldest form of government in the United States, established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1636.  To date, there are 17,000 township governments across the country.

In Illinois, township government began a year after the ratification in 1848 of the Illinois Constitution which allowed    voters in every county to establish township governments.  Currently, there are 1,434 townships in     Illinois serving more than 8 million residents.  Township governments are separate from cities and counties and in fact, may encompass several towns in a geographic area.  

By law, Illinois townships are charged with
three basic functions: 1) General assistance for the         
indigent; 2) the assessment of real property for the basis of local taxation (applies to townships outside of Cook County); and, 3) Maintenance of all roads and bridges outside federal, state, and other local  jurisdiction.

Orland Township covers a 36 square mile area and is home to over 101,957 residents. There are more than 40,965 parcels of land that include residential,    commercial, industrial and vacant properties. The Township serves the communities of Orland Park, Tinley Park, and Orland Hills, as well as the unincorporated areas within our boundaries. The Township borders consist of 135th Street to the north, 183rd Street to the south, Harlem Ave. to the east, and Will Cook Road to the west.

Please see the following for further information:

Administration Offerings

Board Meetings

Orland Township board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Township Activity Center, 14807 S. Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park. The public is welcome to attend all board meetings.

Information for current and past meeting may also be found in the Transparency section of the web site.

Meeting Dates:

General Assistance

Townships provide food, shelter and emergency relief for people in need until they are able to support themselves. Many townships in Illinois operate food banks that guarantee the necessities of life for children.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government. The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute. It was originally enacted by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 4, 1966 as 5 U.S.C. § 552 and went into effect the following year.

Please send any queries to the Township FIOA Officer:

The Focus


Food/Pet Pantry

Orland Township has taken a leadership role and not only maintained a food pantry, but has extended our services to include a Pet Pantry.

Scholarship Foundation

The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships based on a combination of an applicant’s leadership skills, commitment to community service, academic history, extracurricular activities, recommendations, essay writing and any additional pertinent criteria.  The foundation is committed to recognizing and honoring township youth who display exceptional levels of performance in their academics and leadership. For additional information on the scholarship program, please call (708) 403-4222.

Technology Center

There is no longer any question about whether or not information technology will become an integral part of our lives. There are only questions about when and how more it will be.