I’ve known Lori Malinski for more than 15 years and I have worked with her in both nonprofit and business organizations, so I know she has what it takes to step into the role of village clerk. She knows and understands the official tasks of the office. She’s got the organizational skills, attention to detail and dedication necessary to carry out the clerk’s duties. 

Lori also has a commitment to her community and the type of experience that will bring value to the job. She’s worked with all types of nonprofits for 30 years, with both national and local organizations. That experience includes volunteer recruitment and board governance. 

She was business association liaison for the Oak Park Economic Development Corporation for nine years and still has good relationships with our business community, especially with North Avenue and Roosevelt Road. She helped get the Roosevelt Road redevelopment project going, worked on the North Avenue streetscape project, and she is currently the VP of the North Avenue Business Association. 

Lori is experienced, connected to the community, and dedicated to Oak Park. As village clerk, I believe she’d be the best representative for the people of Oak Park. 

Dan Finnegan 

Past-president North Avenue
Business Association

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