Business and Economic Advisory Committee


  • 3rd Monday of every month at 12 Noon
  • Palos Heights City Hall
    7607 W College Drive
    Palos Heights, IL 60463


  • Barbara Bergamo, CNB Bank
  • Ken Busse, Economic Development Coordinator, City of Palos Heights
  • Jean Gnap, Former Bookstore Owner
  • Diane Goerg, Owner, Diane's Place
  • Bob Grossart, Committee Chairman, CPA
  • Alderman Jeff Key, City Liason
  • Lori Mazeika, Director of Marketing, Palos Hospital
  • Paul Muehlinickel, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo
  • Dr. Charles Polcaster, Owner of Associates in Professional Counseling and Coaching
  • Rick Powell, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones


The Committee's purpose is to be a resource and sounding board to the City of Palos Heights to ensure that the Comprehensive Plan is utilized. In order to do so, the Committee develops yearly plans that tie into the long range Comprehensive Plan. Through communication with elected officials and staff, the Committee coordinates various studies and projects to keep their efforts of implementing the Comprehensive Plan in a positive and forward direction.


The Business/Economic Advisory Committee is composed of local business owners and residents. The Committee acts as an advisory committee to the Mayor and City Council. The Committee also works with the Palos Area Chamber of Commerce and the Beautification Committee in supporting the City's business community.


For additional information and any questions, please call us at 708-448-5276 or fax us at 708-361-9711.