Consumer Affairs Commission


  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 6:30 p.m.
Village Hall
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077


Agendas are available prior to the meetings and are posted on the Village website.  Minutes are available following approval.  View Agendas


  • Joanne Haeberlin, Chair
  • Biju Krishnan, Vice Chair
  • Regina Kinyui
  • Jerry Kirkpatrick
  • Ted Lavine
  • George Mathew
  • Gary Merrill
  • Howard Meyer
  • Anil Pillai
  • Pratap Sampat
  • Howard Meyer
  • Anil Pillai
  • Pratap Sampat
  • Nancy Steinfink


  • Khem Khoeun, Trustee Liaison
  • Staff Liaison 

Purpose and Duties

The Consumer Affairs Commission coordinates consumer activities within the Village, including educational forums and the Farmers' Market. The Commission is an advisory body that prepares reports for the Village Board and makes recommendations on ordinances, regulations and methods of enforcement related to consumer affairs. All recommendations are presented to the Mayor and the Board of Trustees. The Commission sponsors the Business of the Year and the popular Farmers' Market. Each Commissioner serves a four-year term.

Additional Information

For more information regarding the Consumer Affairs Commission, contact Len Becker at or 847-933-8446.

Skokie Business of the Year

In 2022 the Consumer Affairs Commission selected Culver's of Skokie, located at 9455 Skokie Blvd, as Skokie Business of the Year.  Runners up included Skokie Provisions, Healing Hands Wellness & Chiropractic Center, Buona Beef, and Sketchbook Brewing Company
Previous winners include:

2021- Turning Point Behavioral Care Center

2019 - Skokie Theatre

2020 - Kaleidoscope Dance  

Forms for the 2023 Skokie Business of the Year will be available around April 1st.