Ernst Lamothe

The Community and Public Relations Department is the center for much activity in the township. The department is responsible for informing citizens of all the programs and services available to township residents through press releases, cable announcements, program guides, manuals, reference materials, and other informational items.

For residents interested in upcoming events or volunteering call 1-708-596-6040 ext. 3168.

A Variety Of Programs

The department continued to offer the community a variety of programs including Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the Taste of Thornton Township, Women of Honor, the Spirit of Thornton Township, Veterans Fair and the Martin Luther King celebration.

The commission bring community volunteers from different ages and cultural backgrounds to address diversity issues and come up with a variety of activity and events that bring unity and build pride.

The Township’s Newsletter

The Community Relations Department works in conjunction with all the departments in the township in preparing promotional items and displays. Events such as local festivals, open houses and special speaking engagements are arranged through this department.

The township’s newsletter, Thornton Township Focus, is written and published quarterly. The newsletter contains a variety of information on upcoming programs and services, pictures of township events, and also features profiles on each of our township elected officials.

Human Relations Commission

The commission brings community volunteers from different ages and cultural backgrounds together to address diversity issues. They come up with a variety of activities and events that bring unity, build pride and make our community fun and inclusive.