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
  • Ted Lavine
  • Syed Mahmood
  • George Mathew
  • Gary Merrill
  • Howard Meyer
  • Anil Pillai
  • Pratap Sampat
  • Syed Mahmood
  • Howard Meyer
  • Anil Pillai
  • Pratap Sampat
  • Nancy Steinfink
  • Liaisons

    • Khem Khoeun, Trustee Liaison
    • Brian Augustine, Zoning Administrator (Staff Liaison) 

    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

    In 2019 the Consumer Affairs Commission selected the Skokie Theatre, located at 7924 Lincoln Avenue, as
    Skokie Business of the Year. Runners up included: Poochie’s Restaurant, 3602 Dempster Street; Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Boulevard; and Crafty Beaver Home Center, 4810 Oakton Street.  

    Previous winners include:

    2017 - Haben Funeral Home

    2018 - Ace Hardware

    Forms for the 2020 Skokie Business of the Year will be available around May 1st.