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A Call to Serve - The Village Needs You!
In the Village of Glencoe, knowledge, interest, and participation are vital ingredients to the delivery of top quality public services. As such, residents are encouraged to participate on various boards, commissions, committees and task forces (“boards and commissions”) relevant to Village issues. These boards and commissions provide leadership, establish policies and oversee budgets while working hard to ensure an open and responsive government.
 
In addition to becoming intimately aware of the operating policies and concerns of municipal government, volunteering to serve on a board or commission offers residents a means to work with a variety of interesting people, and to help shape Village policy. Serving as a board or commission member requires work and commitment, and can be a very rewarding experience. Moreover, a great deal of personal satisfaction, knowledge and experience may also be gained, through service to the community. The most important qualifications for serving are an interest and willingness to serve.
 
Presently, there are nine (9) boards and commissions appointed to assist the Village Board in its policy-making decisions and to address specific projects, policies and issues. These public bodies are comprised of nearly fifty (50) professionals and civic-minded individuals from all sectors with diverse backgrounds but a common commitment to the community. While most boards and commissions operate at the sole discretion of the Village Board, some have specific duties and obligations established by state law. The overall communication process between the Village and its residents is enhanced through the voluntary service of these residents, who serve as advisors to the Village President and Board of Trustees. 
 
It is important that prospective members of Village boards and commissions clearly understand the functions and responsibilities of membership before actively seeking appointment. Below is information related to resident service upon a board or commission, as well as details regarding the Village’s application process.  
 
Village Boards and Commissions at-a-Glance
The following boards and commissions have been established in order to represent the needs and concerns of the residents of Glencoe. Click on the name of each board or commission to learn more about its purpose, function and the days and times upon which each public body usually meets.  
 
 
 
 
Public Body
 
 
 
Members
Term
(Years)
Monthly Meeting
Day & Time
Finance Committee
3
4
3rd Thursday - 6:30 p.m.
Golf Advisory Committee
6
3
3rd Monday - 7:00 p.m.
Golf Clubhouse Task Force
6
Open
Meets As Needed
Historic Preservation Commission
5
5
1st Tuesday - 7:30 p.m.
Community Relations Forum
8
3
3rd Wednesday - 6:30 p.m.
Plan Commission
10
4
4th Wednesday - 7:30 p.m.
Police Pension Fund Board
5
2
4th Wednesday - 7:00 a.m.*
Public Safety Commission
3
3
As Necessary
Zoning Board of Appeals/
Zoning Commission
7
5
1st Monday - 7:30 p.m.

   *Meets Quarterly
 
Attendance and Compensation
Commissioners are expected to diligently attend and participate in all meetings of the commission.  All Commissioners serve without compensation, on a volunteer basis.
 
Rules of Procedure
The Open Meetings Act requires the members of the boards and commissions to discuss public business in an open, public forum. This law requires that whenever a gathering of three or more board or commission members occurs during which public business is discussed, such meetings must be advertised (through a posted agenda) and be open to the public.
 
Statement of Economic Interest
Per state statute, all elected and appointed officials and local government employees who have authority to authorize the expenditure of public funds, execute contracts and issue licenses and permits must file a statement of economic interest with Cook County.  Please visit the Cook County website for more information about this requirement.
 
Application Process
If you are a Glencoe resident interested in serving on a board, commission, committee or task force, complete and sign the Volunteer Application and return it to the Village Manager’s Office. Completed applications, which may be supplemented with a resume, a letter of interest, or any other information that you feel would be helpful in the selection process, may be returned to the Village Manager’s Office as follows:
 
Mail/Delivery:  
Village Manager’s Office

Attn: Laura Boll, Executive Assistant
675 Village Court
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
Fax:  (847) 835-1785
E-Mail:  info@villageofglencoe.org
                    
Applications are always welcome and will be kept on file in the event of a future vacancy. As vacancies occur, appointments are recommended by the Village President, and approved by the Glencoe Village Board of Trustees. Due to staggered terms, the Village of Glencoe is always looking for candidates!

Further Information
For additional details regarding a specific board or commission, click on the links on the upper left of this page. For further information, please contact Laura Boll in the Village Manager's Office at (847) 835-4114 or via e-mail at laurab@villageofglencoe.org.

Links
 
 
 
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