|The City of West Chicago invites residents to contribute to the fabric of the community through public service as a volunteer on its various Commissions.
Currently there is one vacancy on the Environmental Commission, the Historical Preservation Commission and the Cultural Arts Commission. All Commissions meet at City Hall, 475 Main Street.
The charge 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. Furthermore, its mission relates to the efficient management of natural resources, promotion of a sustainable community, and enhancement of the aesthetic appearance of the City. This Commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Historic preservation is a link through which the memory of a community is preserved and passed onto succeeding generations. Historical Preservation Commission members provide input to the City Council on properties, structures or areas that are historically significant. They review proposed changes to the Turner Junction Historic District. This Commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Duties of the Cultural Arts Commission include enriching the lives of all West Chicago residents through the support of cultural arts activities; sponsoring art shows, special events and workshops and maintaining a local artist network. Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Appointments for Commissions are typically reserved for residents and are made by the Mayor, with the consent of the City Council, and based on experience and interest.
Those interested will find an application at http://westchicago.wpengine.com/ under Residents/Forms & Applications, which should be returned to the Office of the Mayor, 475 Main Street, West Chicago, IL 60185. For questions, please contact Valeria Lopez at (630) 293-2200 x170.