Tinley to honor National Guard for vaccination center partnership
The Tinley Park Village Board on Tuesday will issue a proclamation recognizing the Illinois Air and Army National Guard for its contributions to the first COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
The Village opened the site, which was the first in the State of Illinois, in January 2021. The Illinois National Guard helped to set up, man and operate the vaccination site in partnership with the Village, the Tinley Park Police and Fire departments, and the Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency.
“The site vaccinated an estimated 3,000 people per day and was instrumental in helping combat the spread of COVID-19,” Village Manager Pat Carr said. “We’re extremely proud of our partnership with the Illinois National Guard. We couldn’t have done it without their help.”
Brigadier Gen. Rodney Boyd will be at the meeting to accept the proclamation on behalf of the Illinois National Guard. Gen. Boyd serves as the principal assistant to the adjutant general in all matters pertaining to supervision and management of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs and the Illinois Army National Guard, which consists of 10,000 citizen-soldiers.
The Village Board meeting will take place at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 in the Council Chambers at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Village’s official YouTube page.