Al Riley has been Rich Township Supervisor since 2006. Prior to that, he became a Township Trustee in 2005 after having served twelve years as a Trustee in the Village of Olympia Fields. In 2008, he was named “Supervisor of the Year” from the Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) for his commitment to providing innovative senior services programming. He also steered Rich Township to apply for an RTA Innovation, Coordination and Enhancement grant. The Township was awarded a $190,000 grant to purchase a Global Positioning System based scheduling software program. It enabled Rich Township to more efficiently provide bus services throughout its’ service area. In 2010, Rich Township was named “Township of the Year” by TOI.
From 2007 to 2019, Riley served as State Representative of the 38th District of Illinois, in Cook County’s south-central suburbs. Riley was chosen to serve as Assistant Majority Leader of the House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. Specific issues that he addressed included mass transit and transportation inequities, education funding reform, property tax relief and reform, and coordinated economic development. For his work, he was awarded Legislator of the Year and Best Voting Record from numerous organizations during his tenure.
Professionally, Riley is an urban planner and statistician. Since the early 70s, Riley’s career included heading planning departments in two counties, serving as a college administrator in charge of research and planning, and a Director of Biostatistics in the clinical trials division of a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Riley also taught urban studies and public health planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and had been an adjunct professor of Public Administration and Statistics at Governors State University for fourteen years. He has published in the diverse areas of cancer clinical trials, housing, labor economics, educational research and health planning, and presented papers or seminars in those fields. He holds Bachelors’ degrees in Economic Geography and Secondary Education from Chicago State University, Master of Urban Planning and Policy Analysis, Master of Science in Statistics, and Doctoral study in Economic Public Policy Analysis, all from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves on numerous civic, academic and service boards and commissions. An Army veteran, Riley served on active and reserve duty from 1972 to 1978 in the branches of Intelligence, Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs.
Clerk Bobbie G. King is a former Rich Township Trustee. She also serves as a board member of LaRabida-Jolie Burrell Children’s Advocacy Center and as a board member of the high school Domestic Violence Education Program. She is a Victim-Witness Specialist for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. She is a certified domestic violence counselor.
Calvin Jordan is a former Special Assistant to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Office of the President; a member of the Village of Hazel Crest Economic Development Board; a member of the Illinois Landscaping Association; a Trustee of the Rich Township School system; and CEO of Property Care Management, Inc.
As the newly appointed Assessor of Rich Township, I look forward to working with our staff and building upon the foundation established by my immediate predecessor Carol Ranieri and Shirley Green before Carol. My background includes serving as a property tax appeals analyst for the Cook County Board of Review for the past 11 years. During this time I had the privilege of assisting thousands of Cook County residential property tax payers achieve fair and equitable property tax assessments via the appeals process.
In the role of Assessor, my efforts will be focused on serving the residents of Rich Township by helping to ensure fair and equitable property assessments are granted through the appeals process, and assisting residents in obtaining any homeowner/senior/disabled or other exemptions for which they are eligible to receive.
Like my predecessor Carol Ranieri, I am a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO). In addition, I have lived Matteson (Rich Township) for the past 30 years where I also serve as Village Trustee and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Trustee Bobis was a teacher and guidance counselor for 38 years in Thorton Township High School, District 205, before retiring in 2003. For the past eight years he has served on the Southern Pines Condominium Association Board, including a term as president. He is also a member of the Friends of the Tinley Park Public Library. A Greek-American, Mr.Bobis is an active member of his church, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills. In 2008 he received an American Teacher Award as part of the Disney Channel’s “Salute to Teachers.”
Trustee Goodrich is a former Trustee and representative to the National League of Cities for the Village of Park Forest, and served as chair of the Park Forest 50th anniversary celebration. She is a recipient of the Matteson Area Chamber of Commerce “Athena Award,” was honored as an Abby Foundation “Woman of the Year, ” and has been inducted into the Park Forest Historical Society Hall of Fame.