Mayor McLaughlin Seeks Outstanding Volunteers for "OP Has Heart"

Mayor McLaughlin Seeks Outstanding Volunteers for "OP Has Heart"
Posted on 10/16/2015

Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin is looking for students, adults and businesses that “have heart.” One from each of these three categories will be announced as the Orland Park Has Heart --- Volunteer of the Year at the mayor’s State of the Village Address in February.

“Orland Park is very lucky to have so many people who generously give their time and services to help make our community what it is,” McLaughlin said. “We want to recognize these people and give them a public pat on the back to thank them for all that they do --- one student, one adult and one business.”

The entire community is invited to nominate a student younger than 18 years old, an adult and a business that demonstrates Orland Park having heart through their service and generosity.

“We want everyone to be involved --- schools, service clubs, the religious community, the chamber, first responders --- and invite everyone to tell us why their favorite student, adult or business should receive this award,” McLaughlin said.

“Think about your kids’ coaches, scout leaders, religious teachers and band parents,” McLaughlin said. “What about a local business that goes above and beyond to help our local groups? Nominate that business.”

All nominees must live within the Village of Orland Park and the business must be located within the village.

A 100 word essay must be written for each nomination with forms available at the Village Hall and via the link below.

Essays must be submitted with a completed nomination form to Village of Orland Park Mayor’s Office; 14700 South Ravinia Avenue; Orland Park, IL 60462. Or nominations may be emailed to All nominations must be received by Sunday, November 1, 2015.
Questions may be directed to 708/403-6399.