Elected officials

Al Riley, Supervisor

Al RileyAl Riley is a former Rich Township Trustee; a former three-term Trustee in the Village of Olympia Fields serving as Finance Chairman as well as Public Safety and Human Resources Trustee; a former Planning Commissioner of Park Forest; a Delegate nominee for two Presidential candidates; former Vice-President of the Unity Coalition of the South Suburbs; and a member of the Executive Board, Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America. Supervisor Riley is also a Certified Urban Planner and Statistician by profession, having penned numerous publications in education, economic analysis, medical research and health planning. He also served as Adjunct Professor in Business and Public Administration at Governors State University for 12 years.

Bobbie G. King, Clerk

Your elected Clerk, Bobbie G. King, is a former Rich Township Trustee. She also serves as a board member of LaRabida-Jolie Burrell Children's Advocacy Center and as a board member of the high school Domestic Violence Education Program. She is a Victim-Witness Specialist for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. She is a certified domestic violence counselor.

Calvin Jordan, Highway Commissioner

Your elected Highway Commissioner, Calvin Jordan, is a former Special Assistant to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Office of the President; a member of the Village of Hazel Crest Economic Development Board; a member of the Illinois Landscaping Association; a Trustee of the Rich Township School system; and CEO of Property Care Management, Inc.

Elliott H. Johnson, Trustee


Jacquelyn Small, Trustee


Nick Bobis, Trustee

NickBResize3Bobis 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."

Sam Brown, CIAO, Assessor

Sam brown1aAs the newly appointed Assessor of Rich Township, I look forward to working with our staff and building upon the foundation established by my immediate predecessor Carol Ranieri and Shirley Green before Carol. My background includes serving as a property tax appeals analyst for the  Cook County Board of Review for the past 11 years. During this time I 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, my 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.  

Like my predecessor Carol Ranieri, I am a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO). In addition, I have lived Matteson (Rich Township) for the past 30 years where I also serve as Village Trustee and have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting.

Therese Goodrich, Trustee

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.