Our Mission

To create a positive identity for South East Oak Park and to empower its citizens to act on behalf of their neighborhood

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Our Cultural Beliefs

Public Safety

an open community where everyone feels safe and respected

Transportation

a walkable community sustainably connected to the world

Economic Development and Planning

a prosperous community where people invest their time, energy, and talents

Community Pride and Outreach

a unique and diverse community where residents are connected to each other and to a larger purpose

Civic Engagement

a resilient community able to respond to change

From the Blog

  • Neighbor reactions to speed bumps

    Neighbor reactions to speed bumps

    If you live in South East Oak Park (or any other OP area), you’ve experienced an increase in speeding, careless and aggressive driving over the past few years. Residents of several blocks have been petitioning the Village for speed bumps on their blocks to try to slow down cars. In mid-November the Village installed speed…


  • December RBO Meeting

    December RBO Meeting

    A great way to keep up on public safety issues in SEOP is to attend the monthly Virtual Beat Meeting held the second Tuesday of every month, organized by the Oak Park Police Department’s Resident Beat program. At the December meeting, Officer Locke reviewed the crime statistics for November and the following is a summary…


  • Help us out with Donut Day

    Help us out with Donut Day

    SEOPCO will be making donuts at the Farmer’s Market on August 12 and we’re looking for helpers. Coat some donuts in sugar, or bag them up, or serve them to your OP community. Clean up is fun too. Here’s the signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945A8AF23A4F49-donut Our new donut partner this year is Learning Edge, a nonprofit, community-based organization…


  • Save the date for SEOPCO Trivia Night!

    Calling all trivia buffs! Trivia from 7-10, doors open at 6pm.


  • SEOP stories – Melissa Elsmo

    SEOP stories – Melissa Elsmo

    We’re excited to share another SEOP story. Meet Melissa Elsmo, from the 1150 block of Taylor Ave. SEOPCO: Tell us a little about yourself. ME: My husband, Leif, and I bought our home in SEOP more than 20 years ago. We fell in love with our tiny bungalow and our SEOP community immediately. We raised…