About Homer Glen
The Village of Homer Glen is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing our community's quality of life through responsible residential and economic development while utilizing sound fiscal management. We will strive to maintain open space, preserve our unique rural character, and safeguard our natural resources. The Village encourages community involvement in order to maintain and cultivate a balance of family, agriculture, business, environment, and cultural diversity for present and future generations.
The Municipal Organization
Homer Glen is a home-rule municipality governed by a Village President, commonly called Mayor, and by a Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected at large to overlapping 4-year terms. The Village Manager position was created by ordinance. The Village Manager makes recommendations to the Village Board on measures deemed appropriate, prepares and proposes the annual budget, and keeps the Village fully informed on the Village's financial condition.
The Village completed its 1st Comprehensive Plan in 2005. This blueprint will ensure that future growth, development and improvements are compatible with the character of the community. The Comprehensive Plan places importance on abundant open space, preservation of environmentally sensitive corridors, supporting tracts of agricultural land, and estate lifestyles in the western portion of the Village and blending commerce and residential lifestyles in the eastern portion of the Village.
In May 2002 the Village of Homer Glen was 1 of 16 communities in Illinois to be awarded the Green Communities Demonstration Grant. The Green Communities Demonstration Grant Steering Committee was formed in Homer Glen and soon began Homer Glen's Green Vision Program. The 2-year grant process emphasized and relied heavily on input from the stakeholders of the Homer Glen community. In 2005, the Homer Glen Board of Trustees formally adopted the Green Vision Statement and Goals for the Village of Homer Glen.