Elected Officials

Calvin Jordan


Supervisor Jordan is an accomplished business proprietor, elected government official, and board member possessing over 30 years of progressive experience specializing in Leadership, Business and Community Development through the design, implementation, and oversight of municipal programs, social economic and community development. Motivated by challenges associated with bridging people together with organizations and resources to promote and sustain progress; ethically energized by the results of promoting sound business, governance, and human rights practices within vulnerable populations. Supervisor Jordan also served as the Township’s Highway Commissioner for 20 years, from 2001 to 2021. Supervisor also serves as a board member at Franciscan Alliance Hospital since 2007.


Professionally he worked for the Cook County Board of Commissioners for over 22 years; first as a budget analyst and then later as the special assistant to the late former Cook County Board President John H. Stroger.


Supervisor Jordan received his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff then later received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Governors State University in University Park, IL. He additionally has a certificate in Executive Development from DePaul University.


Arlene M. "Sugar" Al-Amin


Clerk Al-Amin has years of experience in public service, business ownership, and organizational skills that will serve the Road District, local election authority, and many more duties that she will execute while holding the position as Clerk.


Arlene M. “Sugar” Al-Amin is currently serving as President of the Flossmoor Service League, where she has been a committed member for the past five years. She also serves on the Community Relations Commission for the Village of Flossmoor.


Clerk Al-Amin plans to revitalize her office and to add or reinstate services that are no longer being offered. One of her new initiatives will be to add the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Transparency Center to allow easy access to our most frequently requested documents. While the Freedom of Information Act extends beyond what is available online, the Township makes all public records available for inspection. The Township’s Clerk’s office is committed to providing open and honest government to all of the residents we serve.


Nicholas P. Bobis


Trustee Bobis was a teacher and guidance counselor for 38 years in Thorton Township High School, District 205, before retiring in 2003. For the past eight years he has served on the Southern Pines Condominium Association Board, including a term as president. He is also a member of the Friends of the Tinley Park Public Library.


A Greek-American, Mr.Bobis is an active member of his church, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills. In 2008 he received an American Teacher Award as part of the Disney Channel’s “Salute to Teachers.”


Steven R. Burris


Trustee Burris was born into a family where he learned the value of civic

responsibility from his uncle, Former U.S. Senator Roland Burris.


He attended Eastern Illinois University and received a B.S. in Finance and earned a MBA degree from Lewis University, majoring in Finance. He is also certified to sit for the CPA exam.


He has lived in Country Club Hills for over 30 years and Steven's experience and

commitment to public service began as a staff member for his uncle where he served for many years.


Trustee Burris is experienced in financial government, protecting your homeland, and

educating your children. He has over 35 years of community service and is also a small business owner.

Therese H. Goodrich


Trustee Goodrich is a former Trustee and representative to the National League of Cities for the Village of Park Forest, and served as chair of the Park Forest 50th anniversary celebration.


She is a recipient of the Matteson Area Chamber of Commerce “Athena Award,” was honored as an Abby Foundation “Woman of the Year, ” and has been inducted into the Park Forest Historical Society Hall of Fame.


Jacquelyn M. "Jackie" Small


Dennis A. White, ESQ


Commissioner Dennis White is an accomplished attorney and business professional. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1988, his J.D. from Northwestern University Law School in 1994, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Business School in 1996.


Commissioner White began his legal career in 1994 as a staff attorney in Washington, D.C., then subsequently for General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Michigan, after almost ten years he returned home to Chicago and joined the Chicago office of Holland & Knight, LLP Law Firm as Senior Counsel. Thereafter, Commissioner White accepted a position as the Chief Attorney of a special purpose unit of local government.


Notwithstanding the professional endeavors described above, community service is a huge part of Commissioner White’s life. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the South Side Branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago; a member of the Business Leadership Council; and a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Additionally, Commissioner White is a former member of the Plan Commission for the Village of Flossmoor, and of the Executive Board of the Chicago Association of Realtors. He also is a previous sponsor (and alumnus) of the LINK Unlimited Scholars program, which provides educational college preparatory opportunities for economically-disadvantaged African American high school youth.

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Sam A. Brown, CIAO


As the newly appointed Assessor of Rich Township, Assessor Brown looks forward to working with our staff and building upon the foundation established by his immediate predecessor Carol Ranieri and Shirley Green before Carol. His background includes serving as a property tax appeals analyst for the  Cook County Board of Review for the past 11 years. During this time, he's had the privilege of assisting thousands of Cook County residential property tax payers achieve fair and equitable property tax assessments via the appeals process.

In the role of Assessor, his efforts will be focused on serving the residents of Rich Township by helping to ensure fair and equitable property assessments are granted through the appeals process, and assisting residents in obtaining any homeowner/senior/disabled or other exemptions for which they are eligible to receive.

Assesor Brown is a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO). In addition, he has lived in Matteson (Rich Township) for the past 30 years where he also serve as Village Trustee and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

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