Plan Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
  • Franz Council Chambers
    Village Hall
    850 Waukegan Road
    Deerfield, IL 60015

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes.


  • Mary Oppenheim, Chairperson
  • Bob Benton
  • Larry Berg
  • Al Bromberg
  • Elaine Jacoby
  • Jim Moyer
  • Stuart Shayman

Staff Liaisons

Jeff Ryckaert, Principal Planner
  • Email
  • Phone: 847-719-7482

Dan Nakahara, Associate Planner
  • Email
  • Phone: 847-719-7480


Membership consists of 7 members appointed to 3-year overlapping terms. Duties: Conducts public hearings and makes recommendations on all land use petitions filed with the village which, by state statute, require said hearings. Recommends updates to the village's Comprehensive Plan. Reviews zoning and subdivision regulations for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan.

The Plan Commission hears all land use petitions in the Village of Deerfield and is made up of 7 volunteers who are all Deerfield residents. Plan Commission public hearings are where land use petitions are considered in great detail and where detailed testimony takes place.

The Plan Commission holds public hearings for:
  • Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
  • Other Land Use Issues
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Special Uses
  • Subdivisions
  • Text Amendments

The Plan Commission is a recommending body to the Board of Trustees. When considering a request, the Plan Commission considers its standards, the Comprehensive Plan, the petitioner’s proposal and public input, and makes a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The Board considers the Plan Commission’s recommendation and makes a final decision.