The Mayor of Forest Park is also the Commissioner of Public Affairs and is responsible for presiding at all meetings of the Village Council, has jurisdiction and supervision of the Police Department, executes all agreements /contracts on behalf of the Village, and has general supervision over all Departments, officers, and employees of the Village.
In addition, the Mayor also acts in the capacity of Local Liquor Commissioner. For inquiries on the application process for a local liquor license, please contact the Mayor's Office.
About Mayor Anthony Calderone
Anthony Calderone has served Forest Park as its Mayor since 1999. Mayor Calderone was first elected as Forest Park Commissioner in 1991. A lifelong resident of Forest Park, Mayor Calderone has a long track record of public service and a commitment to the Village of Forest Park, its residents, businesses, and organizations. Among the many organizations to which he has given service are St. Bernadine's Parish, Forest Park Little League, West Suburban Senior Services (formerly Proviso Council on Aging), Proviso Municipal League, West Central Municipal Conference (past President), Oak Leyden Developmental Services, Kiwanis International, Columbian and Lions Club.
With Over 30 years in the alarm and security industry, Anthony Calderone owns and operates Illinois Alarm Service, located here in Forest Park. He has held a variety of posts with such professional organizations as the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, Illinois Electric Security Association, Illinois Fire Inspectors Association, American Society of Industrial Security, Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation, and the Electronic Security Association.
As Mayor, Anthony Calderone has overseen the renaissance of Forest Park. From a newly vibrant downtown corridor along Madison Street, to a major redevelopment of the Roosevelt Road commercial corridor, Forest Park's economic development prospects have been greatly enhanced. The residential market is strong with increasing home values and major new and thoughtfully designed developments in the Village.
Mayor Calderone's public service achievements have been recognized by such organizations as Department of the Army, United Way, Misericordia, Save a Life Foundation, Illinois Order Sons of Italy, Illinois Main Street, Governor's Home Town Awards, the Illinois Crime Commission, and the Triton College Foundation. He is also a graduate of the FBI's Citizens Police Academy.
Anthony Calderone is married to Lois: they have 2 adult children - Augustino and Anthony Jr. (Sarah Beth)