Early Voting Happening Now
Juneteenth Self Expression Scholarship Contest Now Open
Submissions for the annual City of Oak Park Juneteenth Student Expression Scholarship Contest are now being accepted! This year, the City of Oak Park Juneteenth Sub-Committee will be awarding seven $500 scholarships to students who highlight what Juneteenth means to them and what they have learned about Juneteenth.
Students can express what Juneteenth means to them the following ways:
1. Write a poem using freestyle poetry pattern with at least 10 lines.
2. Create a piece of artwork (poster art, painting, sculpture or sketch).
3. Create an audio/music recording that is 3 minutes or less.
4. Write an essay of no more than 500 words and double spaced.
This contest is open to all students who either live in Oak Park or attend Oak Park schools. Students can submit their Juneteenth expressions at bit.ly/JuneteenthContest24 or bring it to Oak Park City Hall. For those submitting a self-expression piece in person a contact information sheet, with parent or guardian sign off must be completed in order to make the submission valid; that form can be found here. Such sign off is part of the online submission form.
The deadline to apply is March 31, so don't delay!
Winners of the contest will be honored at the Oak Park Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 16.
Contact Arts and Cultural Diversity Committee Chair Donny Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Oak Park Communications Director Courtney Flynn at email@example.com with questions.
Share Your Thoughts: E-Scooters
The City of Oak Park recently completed an 18-month pilot program for shared electrical scooters (e-scooters) with Bird Rides, Inc. The intention of the pilot program was to evaluate the impact of a shared e-scooter program on the community and determine if a long-term agreement is best for Oak Park. The City is using the survey to solicit your feedback on the program, which will help us understand its impact on the Oak Park community.
To take the survey click here.
We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback!
Now Accepting Applications for
Oak Park & Bark
- Submittal of Rabies Vaccine(s)
- Submittal of DHLPP Vaccine(s)
- Submittal of Bordetella Vaccine(s)
- Submittal of Dog License(s)
- Submittal of Dog License Number(s)
- Viewing an orientation video and passing a related quiz
- Payment to utilize the dog park
Join Our Public Safety Family Today!
The Oak Park Public Safety Department is currently hiring and recruiting police officers and firefighters. New hires will earn a starting wage of $78,461 and top out at $91,782 after two years (for a Public Safety Officer 1). Other benefits of joining the Oak Park Public Safety teams are:
14 days off a month
No cost healthcare
Sick, personal and vacation time
Up to 80% tuition reimbursement
Opportunities to growth within 12 different units.
To learn more and to apply today visit: bit.ly/OPPoliceRecruit
2023-2024 Tree Request FormThe City of Oak Park Department of Public Works is a proud recipient of the Tree City designation again this year. This is our 40th year receiving this award and our 20th year as a Growth Award recipient. In Oak Park, we take pride in our mature tree lined streets and strive to continue to plant trees throughout the community.
If you would like to request a tree planted in front of your property (in the city right-of-way, the area between the sidewalk and the street), please complete the Tree Request form by scanning the QR code or click the code to get to the form directly.
Once we begin the process of selecting tree locations for each planting season, city staff will inspection each property to ensure that the area is large enough and can support the growth of a tree.
We cannot tell you when the tree will be planted, but can assure you that we will keep your request on file for future consideration. If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff at the Department of Public Works. We can be reached at 248-691-7497.
Utility Bill Sign Up / E-Bill Authorization Form
Click or scan the QR code above to fill out a short 2-minute survey to update how utility bills are delivered to you each month.
If you wish to enroll in paperless billing, you will no longer receive paper bills via the US Postal Service and will instead receive them via the email you enter into the survey.