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New leadership in Development Services

As the Village restructures and lifts up a new Development Services Department, it recently welcomed the arrival of Emily Egan as Development Services Director and Brandon Crawford as Deputy Director of Development Services. Last year the Village Board approved changes to the Development Customer Services Department, including a name change to the Development Services Department. The changes are intended to foster an enhanced focus on economic development and vitality within Oak Park’s municipal government. The streamlined Development Services Department will focus on four key areas: economic development and vitality, development and permits, planning and urban design, and parking and mobility services. Egan, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, comes to Oak Park with extensive experience in municipal government after having previously served as the Director of Community Development for the Village of Brookfield. Egan obtained a Master of Urban Planning and Policy degree at University of Illinois Chicago with a concentration in economic development. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Grand Valley State University. Crawford comes to Oak Park with a strong mix of experience in both private and public sectors. Crawford has a Master of Science in Real Estate Investment & Finance from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more at