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City Seeks Volunteers For Commissions

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The City of West Chicago is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on some of the City’s Commissions. These volunteer opportunities provide residents, and non-residents in some cases, with a chance to be further involved in the community while sharing their own personal experiences, expertise, and talents.

Appointments to Boards/Commissions are mostly reserved for residents by State law, but a few do allow for non-residents who either work in West Chicago or live in the unincorporated areas surrounding West Chicago. Appointments are made by the Mayor, with the consent of the City Council (apart from 2), and based on experience and interest.

If you are interested in serving the community in one of the following roles, please download and review the Boards and Commission Application form, and return your completed application to the Office of the Mayor, 475 Main Street, West Chicago, IL 60185.

City of West Chicago Boards and Commissions Application (PDF)

The City currently has vacancies on each of the following Commissions.

Cultural Arts Commission
The Cultural Arts Commission is tasked with enriching the lives of all West Chicago residents through the support of cultural arts events and activities, and maintaining a rich network of local artists. Creative residents, and non-residents, who are in support of, and have interest in, the cultural arts should apply for a role on this Commission.

The Cultural Arts Commission coordinates the annual Art Banner Exhibit that decorates the City’s streetlight poles with images of various artworks. The Commission is currently in the process of developing a Cultural Arts Master Plan to plan and organize future events and activities within the community.

The Commission meets regularly on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Environmental Commission
The purpose of the Environmental Commission is to research, discuss and recommend to City Council various environmental programs and policies that would facilitate the protection and improvement of the environment, efficient management of natural resources, promote a sustainable community, and enhance the aesthetic appearance of the city.

The  Commission meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Visit the City’s Boards and Commissions webpage for more information about the City’s Boards and Commissions: https://westchicago.org/wcgovernment/boards-commissions/

If you need further information or have questions about the City’s Boards and Commissions please email aadm@westchicago.org.

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