Consumer Affairs Commission


  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 7 p.m.
Village Hall
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077


  • Joanne Haeberlin, Chair
  • Biju Krishnan, Vice Chair
  • Ruhul Chowdhury
  • Clifford Levy
  • George Mathew
  • Gary Merrill
  • Howard Meyer
  • Anil Pillai
  • Pratap Sampat
  • Howard Meyer
  • Anil Pillai
  • Pratap Sampat
  • Nancy Steinfink
  • Liaisons

    • Michele Bromberg, Trustee Liaison
    • Brian Augustine

    Purpose and Duties

    The Consumer Affairs Commission coordinates consumer activities within the Village, including educational forums and the Farmers' Market. The Commission is an advisory body that prepares reports for the Village Board and makes recommendations on ordinances, regulations and methods of enforcement related to consumer affairs. All recommendations are presented to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees. The Commission sponsors the Business of the Year and the popular Farmers' Market. Each Commissioner serves a two-year term.

    Additional Information

    For more information regarding the Consumer Affairs Commission, contact Brian Augustine at or 847/933-8408.

    Skokie Business of the Year

    Through July 1, 2019, the Skokie Consumer Affairs Commission will accept nominations for the 2019 Business of the Year. Which store, service or business do you think provides the most outstanding service to the customer? Fill out the nomination form and let us know what you think! All nominations will be reviewed and evaluated, and the Consumer Affairs Commission will select the 2019 winner to be honored at a Village Board meeting in summer 2019. Business of the Year winners from the past three years are not eligible: 

    2016 - A-Plus Pest Control

    2017 - Haben Funeral Home

    2018 - Ace Hardware

    Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. on July 1, 2019.

    Winners for the 2018 Business of the Year

    • Business of the Year First Place: Ace Hardware, 5035 Oakton Street
    • Runners up:  Jane's Hallmark Shop, 9316 Skokie Boulevard; Jerry's Quality Meat, 3706 Dempster Street; and Marge's Flowers, 8038 Lincoln Avenue