Volunteers Sought to Serve on City Boards and Commissions

Mayor Steve Chirico would like to extend an invitation to Naperville residents to volunteer to fill vacant positions on the Advisory Commission on Disabilities, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, the Building Review Board, the Firefighters’ Pension Fund Board, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Housing Advisory Commission, the Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees, the Riverwalk Commission, the Sister Cities Commission and the Special Events Cultural Amenities Commission.

Unless otherwise specified, all boards and commissions hold their meetings at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

The Advisory Commission on Disabilities (ACD) assists, informs and advises the administrative and elected officials of the City on all matters pertaining to discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The ACD meets quarterly on the first Wednesday of February, May, August and November at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. For more information about the ACD, visit www.naperville.il.us/acd.

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners (BFPC) is responsible for recruiting, selecting and appointing qualified candidates to fill police officer and firefighter/paramedic vacancies; for determining the testing and selection process for the positions of Lieutenant and Captain in the Fire Department and Sergeant in the Police Department; and for conducting disciplinary hearings or appeals of disciplinary action in the Fire and Police departments. The BFPC meets at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted. For more information about the BFPC, visit www.naperville.il.us/bfpc.

The Building Review Board (BRB) receives, investigates and grants relief from the City’s Building Code in hardship cases. The board is comprised of people with experience in engineering, architecture, plumbing, electric and construction. Meetings occur on the third Wednesday of each month, as needed, at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/brb.

The Firefighters' Pension Fund Board administers the firefighters’ pension fund established by the City of Naperville for the benefit of its firefighters and their surviving spouses. The board meets quarterly on the fourth Wednesday of January, April, July and October at noon. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/fpfb.

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) reviews applications for Certificates of Appropriateness, guides the development of Historic Building Design Guidelines and assists in reaching out to the community to create awareness of historic preservation and education residents about available resources. The HPC meets every other month at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/hpc.

The Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) discourages illegal and unethical housing practices by promoting and encouraging fair housing to all, investigates complaints of fair housing violations, makes recommendations to the City Council based on hearings and maintains files of all complaints. The HAC meets every other month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/hac

The Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees’ responsibilities include control over the Library’s budget and policies. The Board meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Nichol’s Library. For more information, visit www.naperville-lib.org/about/board-trustees.

The Riverwalk Commission promotes, encourages and guides the development and use of the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville along the DuPage River in conjunction with the Naperville Park District, the Riverwalk Foundation and the Millennium Carillon Foundation. The Commission meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/rc.

The Sister Cities Commission (SCC) aims to foster international understanding and friendship by forging personal links through city-to-city affiliations. The commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more information about the SCC, visit www.naperville.il.us/scc.

The Special Events Cultural Amenities (SECA) Commission, previously known as the Advisory Cultural Commission, meets as need to assist, inform and advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the arts, culture and special events in the City of Naperville. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/seca.

Interested applicants should visit www.naperville.il.us/boards to download and review an application form. The form asks for basic information such as name and address and also asks why you are interested in serving on a board or commission. The application, along with a copy of an individual’s resume, can be submitted by mail or in person to the Mayor’s Office, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., or by email to trotze@naperville.il.us. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.