Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission was created to hear matters and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees concerning land use. Principally, these recommendations involve appeals of zoning interpretations and applications for variances from Chapter 62 (Zoning) of the Village’s Municipal Code.

Contact Information

Phone: 708-485-1445

Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Edward Barcal Hall Board Room in Village Hall 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513. Please check the “calendar” page of the Village website to see scheduled meetings and cancellations. The meeting agendas and packets, and minutes and audio recordings of past meetings can be found on this webpage.


The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of 7 members appointed by the Village President. Commissioners must reside in the Village of Brookfield. They are volunteers that serve staggered 5-year terms. Any resident interested in serving on the Commission should send a cover letter and resume to the Village President.

  • Charles Grund – Chair
  • Karen Ann Miller
  • Todd Svoboda
  • P. Christopher Straka
  • Mark Weber – Secretary
  • Ryan Evans
  • Steven Sabourin
Jennifer Hendricks, Village Trustee- Village Board Liaison
Kate Portillo, Village Planner – Staff Liaison 

Planning and Zoning Commission 2024 Meeting Dates
January 25, 2024
February 22, 2024
March 21, 2024 
April 25, 2024
May 23, 2024
June 27, 2024
July 25, 2024
August 22, 2024
September 26, 2024
October 24, 2024
November 21, 2024
December 19, 2024

Typical Zoning Cases include:

Zoning Variations, Special Use, Zoning Text/Map Amendments, and Planned Developments

Resident’s Guide to a Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing