Steve Thompson

Director of Community Development & Public Works / Building Official

100 Heart Boulevard
Loves Park, Illinois 61111
(815) 654-5033

Steve has been employed by the City of Loves Park since 1990.  Prior to becoming employed by the City, he was employed by the Winnebago County Planning & Economic Development Department.  He has served in numerous positions in the Loves Park Community Development Department, including Code Enforcement Officer, Zoning Officer, Planning Officer & Deputy Director, making him well versed in all of these areas.  He is currently the Director of Community Development, a position he has held since 2017.  He also serves as the Building Official for the City.

Steve provides staff support for the City Council, Community Development Committee, Public Works Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Beautification Committee.  In addition, Steve is a founding member of the Technical Committee of WinGIS, serves on the RMAP Technical Committee & RAEDC Economic Development Committee, and has served as a Transform Rockford Planning Spoke member.  Steve has served on several other committees throughout his employment with the City.

In addition to his position as Director of Community Development, Steve also serves as the webmaster and social media manager for the City.

Steve attended Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University where he majored in Mechanical Engineering.  He is also a member of the American Planning Association (APA).

Steve grew up in the Rockford area and is currently living in Loves Park with his wife and 2 daughters.