Development Services

Jeffrey Cook, AICP

Department OverviewThe Development Services Department is a small team collaborating across several interrelated areas, including:

The department strives to provide continuity of process for its customers. Whether you're a resident seeking a building permit or a site selector considering building a new development or business in Frankfort, the Development Services Department is a good place to start. 
MEET THE Director
Jeffrey W. Cook, Assistant Village Administrator 

Assistant Village AdministratorJeff was appointed Assistant Village Administrator in December of 2017 and also serves as the department head for the Development Services Department. He began his career with Frankfort in 2002 as Planner in the Community Development Department, playing a key role during Frankfort's high growth years. He holds a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development and a B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Illinois, and certificates in Governmental and Organizational Governance & Performance and Community & Economic Development from Northern Illinois University. Jeff is a Credentialed Manager Candidate (ICMA-CM) from the International City/County Management Association and was admitted to the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Jeff remains active in professional organizations, previously participating in planning topics for the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, the Illinois American Planning Association, and serving on the Illinois City Management Association's (ILCMA) Professional Development Committee. He currently serves on the ILCMA Professional Conduct Committee. Locally, Jeff served as Vice Chairman of the Old Plank Road Trail Management Commission for six years.