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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:

Community Emergency Response Team

Classes scheduled each year. The Village of Glendale Heights established a CERT Team in 2009 and in 2015, through an Intergovernmental Agreement, Glendale Heights CERT partnered with Milton Township CERT. Milton Township has created a number of similar partnerships with other municipalities throughout DuPage County in a collaborative effort to unite volunteers and offer high level training. CERT prepares residents to help themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. Trained CERT 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 CERT training program!

Emergency Services & Disaster Agency

Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. 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 at various times throughout the year. The Glendale Heights Fest is the largest community event 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, carnival, and various activities that make the Glendale Heights Fest one of the premier festivals in the County.

Glendale Lakes Golf Club Committee

Meets in January, May, and December at 7:00pm at 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 at various times throughout the year. 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 as plan special events that are held in the house each year.

Parks & Recreation Committee

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every other month at 7:00pm at the Sports Hub. The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for providing enjoyable parks and recreational 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.

Plan Commission

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm 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, zoning ordinance amendments, and conditional uses.

Police Commission

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at Village Hall. The Glendale Heights board of police commissioners consists of appointed members whose terms of office are three (3) years and until their respective successors is appointed and has qualified.

The Board of Police Commissioners has charge of all appointments to and dismissals from the police department, except in the case of the chief of police. The Police Commission also conducts all entrance and promotional examinations in the manner required by law.

Property Enhancement Committee

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at Village Hall. 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.

Senior Center Advisory Committee

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 12:30pm at the 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.

Youth Commission

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30am at the Police Department's EOC during school session. The Mission of the Glendale Heights Youth Commission is to assess the needs of the youth in the community, collaborate in the development and facilitation of community-wide efforts to benefit youth and coordinate available youth services for improving the welfare of our youth and their families. The Glendale Heights Youth Commission will also provide resources to our young residents that will foster and encourage positive growth, healthy lifestyles and development of social, emotional, educational and recreational skills.