- Planning & Zoning Commission
- Economic Development Commission
- West Suburban Mass Transit District (WSMTD)
- Police Pension Fund Board
- Transportation Commission
- Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
- Technology Commission
In some instances, such as with the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and the Police Pension Fund Board, state statues govern their memberships and responsibilities. Other commissions are created by Village Ordinance and their missions and responsibilities are those specifically designated by the Village Board. However, all Boards and Commissions are subject to state law by virtue of their status as a public body.
Advisory Board Members are generally appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Village Board. Terms of appointment are set by Ordinance, and depending on the appointment, they are either two-year or three-year commitments. In recommending appointments to the Board, the Mayor takes into consideration work experience and educational background relative to a given advisory body. Equally important is a high level of enthusiasm and interest in volunteering to the community. It is truly a voluntary experience - members receive no compensation for their service.
Residents who have an interest in serving in a voluntary capacity should contact the Mayor’s office, preferably in writing, for future consideration as openings occur.