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Village Committees & Commissions

The Municipal Ordinance of the Village of Glendale Heights provides for several advisory citizen committees to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on local issues.

If you are interested in serving as an unpaid volunteer on one of the Village's citizen commissions or committees, please complete the Village Committee/Commission Interest Form and check your areas of interest. The Village will retain your information for use when vacancies occur.


Running a Village is a dynamic process. In addition to hired staff members, a progressive community is dependent on resident participation. Many in the community volunteer their time and talents in the committees and commissions listed below.

Appearance Commission

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:15 pm at Village Hall. Appearance commission members are charged with the responsibility to review exterior design features and materials for any proposed addition to, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or alteration of all residential, commercial, and industrial structures, including principal buildings and accessory structures.

Plan Commission

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Village Hall. The Plan Commission serves as a recommending body to the Village Board on all matters related to community development. This commission recommends changes in the official comprehensive plan of the village, and conducts public hearings in matters brought before the commission concerning annexation of property, planned unit developments, subdivisions, and zoning ordinance amendments, and conditional uses.

Emergency Services & Disaster Agency

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. ESDA volunteers assist the Glendale Heights Police Department in times of emergency when trained volunteers are critical. ESDA volunteers also assist the Police Department with traffic control during emergencies, and for large community events.

Founders' Day Committee

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Senior Center. The Glendale Heights Fest is the largest community event that is held every year in July. The Founders' Day Committee members work hard all year to make the event a success! The committee attends to all the details from the layout and design of the festival, food vendors, entertainment, fireworks display, the carnival, and various activities that make the Glendale Heights Fest one of the premier festivals in the County.

Golf Course Committee

Meets as needed at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club. The Glendale Lakes Golf Club is an 18-hole public golf course that is owned and operated by the Village of Glendale Heights. Members of the Golf Course Committee make recommendations on golf rates, golf course conditions and improvements, marketing, and any other topics that relate to the operation of the golf course and banquet facility.

Historical Committee

Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Historic House. The Historical Committee was formed in 2000 for the purpose of documenting the history of the Village and restoring the Glendale Heights Historic House. The members volunteer their time to conduct tours of the Historic House, as well plan special events that are held in the house each year.

Parks & Recreation Committee

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for providing enjoyable parks and programs for the entire community. Members of the Parks and Recreation Committee make recommendations to the Village Board on park and facility capital improvements, programs, user fees, and rental policies.

International Day Committee

Meets as needed to plan and volunteer at International Day. The International Day Committee meets as needed throughout the year to plan for this annual event that showcases and celebrates the cultural diversity of our community. The day includes a native dress fashion show, cultural entertainment, and tastes of a wide variety of ethnic foods from local restaurants. International Day is a great event packed with family fun and entertainment!

Senior Center Advisory Council

Meets each month at Center for Senior Citizens.
This committee was formed in 2011 to serve as an advisory committee to identify the growing needs of the senior population in our community. They assist with establishing comprehensive services and to improve the quality of life for senior citizens now and into the future.

Redevelopment and Revitalization Committee

Meets on an as needed basis. The Redevelopment and Revitalization Committee assists the Community Development Department in designing and implementing strategies to generate new jobs and increase revenue through the growth of the Village business community. The Committee also assists the department in attracting new businesses to the Village and retaining existing businesses within the Village.

Property Enhancement Committee

Meets on an as needed basis. The Property Enhancement Committee members assist the Department of Community Development with monitoring businesses and residences for maintenance violations or needed improvements on properties within the Village.

Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)

Classes scheduled each year. C.E.R.T. is a great training opportunity that is offered by the Police Department that prepares residents to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. Trained C.E.R.T. volunteers have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property. Watch for articles in the Village newsletter or on the Village website for the dates and times for the next C.E.R.T. training program!

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