Economic Development Commission

2023 Meeting Schedule

All Meetings are held at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street
 Conference Rooms D&E
 Meetings begin promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Skokie Economic Development Commission 2023 Meeting Dates*

Meeting Date

Time

Location

January 10, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Village Hall - Conference Room D&E

February 14, 2023 - CANCELLED

12:00 p.m.

Village Hall – Conference Room D&E

March 14, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Village Hall – Conference Room D&E

April 11, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Village Hall – Conference Room D&E

May 9, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Village Hall – Conference Room D&E

June 13, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Village Hall – Conference Room D&E

July 11, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Village Hall – Conference Room D&E

August 8, 2023

            12:00 p.m.            Village Hall - Conference Room D&E

September 12, 2023

            12:00 p.m.           Village Hall - Conference Room D&E
October 10, 2023
  12:00 p.m.

Village Hall - Conference Room D&E
November 14, 2023
  12:00 p.m.

Village Hall - Conference Room D&E

December 12, 2023
  12:00 p.m.

Village Hall - Conference Room D&E

 

* Please Note that meeting dates are subject to change and cancellation.  Updates will be provided 30 days or more in advance of proposed meeting date / time


Economic Development Commissioners - September, 2022

  • Katie Bulgrin, Chair
  • Howard Meyer, Vice Chair
  • Marc Battista
  • Megan Bunimovich
  • Barbara Carley
  • Steve Franklin
  • Scott Gendell
  • Curt Hansen
  • Joseph Hermiz
  • Serge Khalimsky
  • Brian Levinson
  • David Putrus
  • David Rahija
  • Michael Rosen
 Liaisons

  • Alison Pure-Slovin, Trustee Liaison
  • Len Becker, Staff Liaison

Economic Development Commission Agendas and Minutes

Agendas

January, 2023 - Agenda
November, 2022 - No Meeting
October, 2022 -No Meeting
August, 2022 - No Meeting
July, 2022 - No Meeting
June, 2022 - No Meeting
February, 2022 - No Meeting
January, 2022 - No Meeting
November, 2021 - No Meeting
Economic Development Commission On COVID Hiatus Prior to October 2021

Skokie Economic Development Strategy

Skokie Economic Recovery Plan (COVID)

Mission Statement

The Skokie Economic Development Commission is committed to the continued growth of industrial and commercial developments in the Village. As a working Commission, it provides input from all aspects of the Skokie business community. In an advisory capacity, this Commission made up of Skokie business members provides a sounding board, researching and analyzing issues affecting the quality of life in the Village. It is a resource for elected officials and staff to explore new economic development ideas and changes to Village policies. This Commission may consider and introduce new economic development ideas for consideration to elected officials and staff.


Primary Duties

  • Provide input on matters to facilitate sound economic growth and business development.
  • Examine opportunities for fostering an attractive economic climate within the Village with respect to both existing and potential new organizations.
  • Recommend additional steps and measures to promote economic growth by retaining businesses and attracting new commerce and industry.
  • Collaborate with Village elected officials and staff to realize appropriate goals and objectives relating to sound business policies, an increased tax base and increased employment opportunities.
  • Feature a business each meeting as part of its business retention program to educate the community about the business and to recognize the contribution the business has made to Skokie.
  • Interact with other commissions on matters of joint interest or initiatives.

Purpose

The Economic Development Commission is committed to the continued growth of industrial and commercial developments in the Village. This advisory Commission, made up of Skokie business members, provides a sounding board, researching and analyzing issues affecting the quality of life in the Village as they relate to economic development. It is a resource for elected officials and staff to explore new economic development ideas.


Commissioners

The Commission consists of 17 appointed commissioners and is staffed by advisors from the Village's Economic Development Division. Commissioners serve a two-year term and are professionals representing a variety of aspects of the local business community.


More Information


For more information regarding the Economic Development Commission, please contact Len Becker  at 847-933-8447.