Boards, Commissions, & Committees

The Village has a variety of advisory boards and commissions, including:
  • Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Police Pension Fund Board
  • Special Events Committee
  • Technology Commission
  • Transportation Commission
  • West Suburban Mass Transit District (WSMTD)
Governance
In some instances, such as with the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, and the Police Pension Fund Board, state statutes 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 public bodies.

Terms of Appointment
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 2-year or 3-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 for the community. It is truly a voluntary experience; members receive no compensation for their service.

Serving on a Board or Commission

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.