Boards and Commissions

Naperville is an active community with a vibrant volunteer spirit. The volunteers who serve on city boards and commissions exemplify outstanding community involvement. Appointments are typically reserved for residents and are made by the Mayor and City Council based on experience and interest. A list of boards and commissions is provided below. If you are interested in serving on a Board or Commission, please download and review the application form.

For information about the Senior Task Force, visit their webpage.

Any individual with a disability requesting a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in a public meeting should contact the Communications Department at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. The Communications Department can be reached in person at 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL, via telephone at (630) 420-6707 or (630) 305-5205 (TDD) or via e-mail at Every effort will be made to allow for meeting participation.

Advisory Commission on Disabilities
The Advisory Commission Disabilities facilitates inclusive city services and events, making them accessible to all residents, and welcoming persons with special needs into the rich fabric of community life. 
Advisory Cultural Commission
The Advisory Cultural Commission was established to assist, inform and advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the arts, culture, and special events in the city.
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
The Board is responsible for testing, appointing, and promoting Fire and Police Department sworn personnel as well as conducting disciplinary hearings.
Building Review Board
The Building Review Board assembles to receive, investigate and grant relief from the City's Building Code in hardship cases.
Downtown Advisory Commission
The Downtown Advisory Commission is intended to guide the physical improvement and development within Naperville's downtown over a 10 to 15 year period.
Emergency Telephone System Board
The ETSB authorizes disbursement of enhanced 911 surcharge funds and discusses matters pertinent to the 911 system.
Financial Advisory Board
The function of the Financial Advisory Board is to respond to City Council financial requests by reviewing audits, investments, and all bond issues during their three-year terms.
Foreign Fire Insurance Board
It is the mission of the Naperville Fire Department Foreign Fire Insurance Board to receive and account for revenues received from the 2% tax on fire insurance policies sold by foreign (out of state) insurance companies, and to use such funds for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the Department, as set forth in the Act.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission preserves and protects Naperville's Historic District by fostering and encouraging the preservation of private and public buildings; landmark structures; and creating Historic Districts.
Housing Advisory Commission
The Housing Advisory Commission plays an important role in discouraging illegal and unethical housing practices by promoting and encouraging fair housing to all.
Liquor Commission
The Mayor serves as the commissioner by overseeing Naperville's liquor and cigarette licenses and responding to violations of relevant ordinances by local businesses.
Naper Settlement Museum Board
The Naper Settlement Museum Board is comprised of members of the City Council, the community and members of the Heritage Society Board of Directors and oversees the development and operations of Naper Settlement.
Naperville City Council
The City Council is comprised of the Mayor and eight Council members elected at large.
Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees
The Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees is a governing board, appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Illinois statutes dictate a library board’s responsibilities that include control over the library’s budget, policies and procedures.
Planning and Zoning Commission
The purpose of the Planning and Zoning Commission is to maintain the city's Master Plan--a blueprint of future growth needs. The Planning and Zoning Commission conducts public hearings on a variety of land use matters, including variances, conditional uses, planned unit developments, and subdivisions, as well as updates to the city’s Zoning Ordinance (Title 6 of the Municipal Code).
Police Pension Fund Board
The Board meets quarterly at the Police Department to manage the assets of the Police Pension Fund, accept members into the fund and approve regular and disability pensions during their two-year terms.
Public Utilities Advisory Board
The Board serves in an advisory capacity in matters relating to rates, budgets and capital improvements for electric, water and wastewater systems.
Riverwalk Commission
The function of this Commission is to promote, encourage and guide the development and use of the Riverwalk.
Sister Cities Commission
The purpose of this fifteen-member commission is to foster international understanding and friendship by forging personal links through city-to-city affiliations.
Transportation Advisory Board
The Board reviews, informs and advises the City on transportation matters, such as pedestrian safety, traffic, speed limits, and parking.