Business and Economic Advisory Committee


WHEN:  3rd Monday of every month at 12 Noon

WHERE:  Palos Heights City Hall, 7607 W College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463


Bob Grossart, Committee Chairman, CPA

Barbara Bergamo, CNB Bank

Mike Coogan, Owner, Brigid Capital LLC

Alderman Jeff Key, City Liaison

Lori Mazeika, Director of Marketing, Palos Hospital

Paul Muehlinickel, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial

Dr. Charles Polcaster, Owner, Associates in Professional Counseling and Coaching

Rick Powell, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Judi Weber, Owner, Quality Plus Photo

Ken Busse, Director of Economic & Community Development, Staff Liaison to the City of Palos Heights


The Committee's purpose is to be a resource and sounding board to the City of Palos Heights to ensure that the business and economic development goals and objectives contained within the City Comprehensive Plan are attained. 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 the City at 708-361-1800 or fax us at 708-361-9711.