Information Session to Discuss Role of City Boards and Commissions
Hour-Long Presentation Will Share How Interested Residents Can Apply to Become Involved
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The City of Naperville and the League of Women Voters will host an information session “An Introduction to City Boards and Commissions” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Meetings Rooms A & B of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
The hour-long presentation will cover the importance of boards and commissions to City governance and introduce the new Boards and Commissions Guide. Attendees will learn how the application and appointment process works should they wish to become involved. The session includes an introduction by the League of Women Voters, a presentation by Mayor Scott A. Wehrli and a question-and-answer session. It is free and open to the public.
“Boards and Commissions are a key component of our City governance,” Naperville Mayor Scott A. Wehrli says. “The volunteers who fill these critical roles help ensure the City grows and develops at an appropriate pace and that Naperville remains a world-class place in which to live. These volunteers exemplify community spirit.”
Volunteers fill some 150 positions on nearly 20 boards and commissions. Appointments are reserved for incorporated City of Naperville residents and made by the Mayor, with approval from the City Council based on experience and interest. Members are chosen to serve, in part, based on their unique background and perspective, and must commit to active, full participation in the role of the group on which they serve.
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.