Village Board Members
The Board of Trustees is the policy-making branch of the Park Forest government. The board is responsible for enacting all legislation for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the village. Trustees are elected to four-year terms. The mayor is elected to a four-year-term.
President Jonathan Vanderbilt is a fourth generation Park Forest resident. Vanderbilt holds a bachelors degree in history from Millikin University and has served on the Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee, the Park Forest Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, and the Park Forest Environment Committee. Vanderbilt was elected to his first term as Village trustee in April of 2017. Vanderbilt was elected to a four-year term as mayor in April of 2019.
Trustee Tiffani Graham is a lifelong resident of Park Forest. Tiffani has served on the Park Forest Youth Commission, the Rotary Club, and was a member of the Park Forest Sustainability Committee. Graham was elected to her first term as Park Forest Trustee in April 2015. Graham was re-elected in April of 2019.
Trustee Robert McCray, his wife Alicia, and son, Erik, have lived and enjoyed life in Park Forest for nearly 40 years. McCray is a retired manager from the U.S. Postal Service. He was re-elected for his fourth term as Park Forest Village Trustee in April of 2017.
Trustee Theresa Settles and her husband, James, have lived in Park Forest for close to 35 years, raising two daughters, who both attended Indiana School and Rich East High School. Settles is a registered nurse, and has been employed by Ingalls Memorial Hospital for the last 36 years. Settles was re-elected to a second term as Park Forest Trustee in April 2017.