Membership Meeting – Sunday, May 20 @ 3:00 p.m

Friday, 11 May 2012 | Category : Uncategorized


It has been a little over a year since the VMA’s officially-endorsed Village Trustee candidates were “swept” into office by the hard work and dedication of the Citizens for Accountable Leadership campaign team. The new Trustees hit the ground running and are continuing on a course to bring the Village of Oak Park back into the 21st Century with initiatives such as user-friendly Village Hall, sustainable Oak Park, economic growth and development, and fiscal responsibility. With the current President, Clerk and three Trustee terms coming to finality in April 2013, our work has not stopped.

You are cordially invited to attend the VMA Annual Meeting, which will be held in the Community Room of the Fitness Formula Club in downtown Oak Park (1114 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301) on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. We will elect new officers and discuss our plans for the future. Your participation is important to our success!

If you are a current member, we urge you to renew your $20.00 annual membership. A membership application is attached for your convenience. Feel free to mail it in to our P.O. Box, or bring it with you to the Annual Meeting on May 20. You may also pay by using the secure PayPal feature on our website at

If you have not been a member in the past, we urge you to attend the meeting and learn about the organization and its goals for the future.

We look forward to seeing you on May 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Feel free to bring friends or neighbors. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.


Brad Bartels
Village Manager Association

VMA Endorsed Candidates Form Party: Citizens for Accountable Leadership

Wednesday, 3 November 2010 | Category : Uncategorized

Following the announcement this past Thursday by the Village Manager Association (“VMA”) that its candidate selections process has concluded, the three candidates that have received the VMA’s endorsement–Ray Johnson, Adam Salzman, and Bob Tucker–are pleased to announce the formation of a new political party, on whose slate they will run in the Village of Oak Park elections of April 2011: Citizens for Accountable Leadership.

For more information, please view our full press release.

VMA Announces Endorsements for the Village of Oak Park Board of Trustees

Thursday, 28 October 2010 | Category : Uncategorized

The Village Manager Association (VMA) proudly endorses its slate for the upcoming elections in Spring 2011:

Village Trustee: Ray Johnson
Village Trustee: Adam Salzman
Village Trustee: Bob Tucker

“We are extremely excited about the selection of Ray, Adam and Bob,” said Brad Bartels, President of the Village Manager Association. “We believe that they possess diverse backgrounds and experiences that make them well suited to tackle the pressing issues of the Village in an effective and inclusive manner. All three candidates have demonstrated that they are thoroughly committed to public service. Ray’s tenure on the board gives him tremendous insight and historical context on key issues. Adam is the current Chair of the Universal Access Commission and his law practice specializes in municipal and pension issues. Bob is the current Chair of the Community Design Commission. He also served as the Chair of the Downtown Oak Park Sub Area Plan ‘Superblock’ Steering Committee and has significant professional experience in the areas of housing and municipal finance.”

The VMA firmly believes that when voters have the opportunity to meet and interact with these fine candidates, they will join the VMA in supporting their candidacies for Village Trustee.

For more information about our endorsed candidates, please view our full press release.

Next Selection Committee Meeting Wed. Oct. 20th

Sunday, 17 October 2010 | Category : Uncategorized

Just a reminder that the next Selection Committee meeting is on Wednesday, October 20th, at the Andersen center at 804 N. Hayes (Hayes and Division). As mentioned before, all VMA members are welcome to participate in the selection process (and any Oak Park resident may join the VMA). If you have any questions, contact Steven Rouse at (708)927-5565 or You can also read more about the Selection Committee.

VMA Selection Dates and Times

Sunday, 26 September 2010 | Category : Uncategorized

The selection kick-off was a success and now the first meeting of the Selection Committee is fast approaching. Our meetings for the 2010 Selection Committee will be held on the following dates:

7-9pm October 12th (Tuesday)
7-9pm October 20th (Wednesday)
7-9pm October 25th (Monday)

The meetings will be held at:

Andersen Center
804 N. Hayes (Hayes and Division)

All VMA members are welcome to participate in the selection process. If you have any questions, contact Steven Rouse at (708)927-5565 or You can also read more about the Selection Committee.