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Boards and Commissions

Chapter 5 of the Village Code governs the establishment, governance and membership of the Village’s Boards and Commissions. Comprised of citizen volunteers, the Mayor nominates and the Board of Trustees approves individuals who have both the experience and interest to serve on these Boards. Vacancies are filled on an as needed basis. Individuals who serve the Village in this capacity find the experience to be both challenging and rewarding. Volunteer work is an invaluable part of our government process. If you are interested in serving on a Board or Commission, click here or contact Doreen Jarosz at 847/818-5300.

Meeting dates are subject to change. Please confirm dates on the Village Calendar.

Audit Committee
Meets at least twice a year, corresponding with the work on the annual audit.
Purpose: To further enhance the independence of the external audit by providing a direct link between the auditor, corporate authorities and Village management. The committee is advisory in nature and intended to assist the corporate authorities in obtaining and monitoring the Village's annual audit and to ensure a fair and accurate presentation of the Village's financial statements.
Staff Contact: David Erb, 847/392-6000
Membership:
1. Two (2) members of the board of trustees;
2. One member of the finance commission; and
3. Two (2) residents of the Village at large. 
 

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Tom Munz – Chair 02/2006 03/2016
Arlene A. Juracek 05/2013 03/2016
John Matuszak 11/2008 11/2016
Vince Grochocinski 11/2008 11/2016
Timothy McDermott 07/2013 07/2017


Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
Meets monthly; schedule determined by Commission. Meetings held at the Police and Fire Headquarters, 112 E. Northwest Highway.
Purpose: To prepare and conduct competitive examinations for the appointment of Police Officers and Firefighter/Paramedics, as well as promotions within those departments. The Board also conducts hearings relative to disciplinary matters.
Staff Contact: Diane Rhode, 847/870-5678
Membership:
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners ("BOFPC") shall consist of either three (3) or five (5) members as the Mayor may from time-to-time deem appropriate. Members must be residents of the Village.

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Michaele W. Skowron - Chair 03/2008 03/2017
Charles F. Bennett 09/2008 09/2015
Mark W. Busse 11/2011 11/2015
Jackie Hinaber 04/2014 04/2017
Jim Powers 09/2008 09/2015


Citizen Corps Commission

Meets twice yearly at a minimum, as required.
Purpose: To promote and enhance homeland security by providing a means of communication and coordination among the various citizen corps programs throughout the Village of Mount Prospect.
Staff Contact: John Malcolm, 847/870-5660
Membership:
Eight commission members from designated entities who reside or work in the Village. 

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Thomas B. Henderson 12/2008 12/2016
Marcia McMahon 03/2009 12/2016
Barbara VanArsdale 12/2012 12/2016
Elected Official Position vacant 12/2016
Fire Chief John Malcolm 12/2008 12/2016
Fire Marshall Brian Loomis 12/2010 12/2016
Police Chief Timothy Janowick  06/2014 12/2016
Public Health Nurse Jill Heinking 03/2012 12/2016


Community Relations Commission -INACTIVE 

Purpose: The mission of the Community Relations Commission shall be to promote and foster understanding, mutual respect, cooperation and positive relations between and among all residents of Mount Prospect regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or ancestry to the end that a sense of shared community among all residents is strengthened, the value of each individual is affirmed and the constitutional rights of all are realized. This Commission is also responsible for Community Development Block Grant Funds and for the provisions of the Fair Housing Ordinance.


Economic Development Commission
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. at Village Hall.
Purpose: To encourage and facilitate economic growth throughout the Village and to advise the Mayor and Board of Trustees on economic development goals and objectives. The Commission's main functions include business retention, business attraction, and marketing of the Village.
Staff Contact: Bill Cooney, 847/392-6000
Membership:
Seven members w/chief executive or similar managerial positions of businesses/corporations in the Village, business owners or entrepreneurs, or residents with expertise in business development. The Chair shall be a Village resident.

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Chair Position - vacant
John Healy 09/2009 08/2017
Norman Kurtz 05/2011 05/2015
Thomas Lowe 05/2007 12/2016
Daniel Novak 09/2009 08/2017
James Peterson 08/2013 07/2017
Thomas (Skip) Robertson – Vice-Chair 06/2006 07/2017


Finance Commission
Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.
Purpose: To advise and assist the Mayor and Board of Trustees in the maintenance of a sound tax structure and overall fiscal policy.
Staff Contact: Dave Erb, 847/392-6000
Membership:
Seven members. In making appointments, consideration shall be given to the appointee’s background relating to municipal finance and planning.

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Vince Grochocinski - Chair 06/1989 09/2016
Pam Bazan 09/2008 10/2017
Thomas Pekras 07/1983 10/2017
John Kellerhals 05/2005 09/2016
Don Ocwieja 07/2007 08/2015
Trisha Chokshi 09/2014 09/2016
vacant


Planning and Zoning Commission

Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Board Room of Village Hall (televised meeting).
Purpose: To prepare a comprehensive plan for the present and future development of the Village. In addition, this Commission is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the Development Code. It also holds public hearings on requests for amendments to the Zoning Code and to mediate requests for variation from the Zoning Code.
Staff Contact: Consuelo Andrade, 847/392-6000
Membership:
One chair plus six regular members and one associate member

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Joseph P. Donnelly, P.E. - Chair 12/2001 05/2015
William Beattie 11/2008 11/2016
Thomas Fitzgerald 07/2012 07/2014
Jeanne Kueter 08/2013 05/2016
Norbert Mizwicki 04/2014 08/2016
Sharon Otteman 12/2012 12/2016
Keith Youngquist 12/2001 09/2018
Agostino Filippone – Associate Member 04/2014 05/2019


Sister Cities Commission
Meets the third Thursday of every other month, at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room, 1st floor of Village Hall. Special meetings may be called as needed.
Purpose: To recommend policies and programs to enhance the Village's participation in the Sister Cities International Organization and to maintain any relationship the Village might establish with a Sister City. The sole objective of the Commission and the program is to promote goodwill and international understanding.
Staff Contact: Marianthi Thanopoulos, 847/392-6000
Membership:
Fifteen members, a majority of whom shall be Village residents. The Mayor shall serve as an ex-officio member.

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Judy Thorne - Chair 06/2003 05/2015
Evelyn Dorman 12/2013 05/2015
Gerald “Skip” & Janice Farley 04/2000 08/2018
Patricia Fusilero 10/2009 07/2018
Lorrie Huber 08/2007 08/2016
A. John Korn 07/2005 05/2015
Judy McGinnis 05/2013 10/2015
Gary & Paula Randant 01/2006 08/2018
Diana & Rafi Sahakian 06/2012 08/2016
Paul Seils 04/2000 08/2016
Mary Ann & John Sibrava 11/2004 08/2018
Rachel M. Toeppen 08/2003 07/2017
Robert & Patricia Usnik 12/2013 12/2017
Barbara & Steve VanArsdale 11/2011 11/2015
Irvana Wilks 05/2013 07/2018


Special Events Commission
Meets the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at Village Hall.
Purpose: To create and sponsor activities, celebrations, and observances for the enjoyment and education of the residents of the Village and visitors to our Village.
Staff Contact: Mike Janonis, 847/392-6000
Membership:
Fifteen members, a majority of whom shall be Village residents. 

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Fred Steinmiller - Co-Chair 08/2010 09/2016
Teresa VanOpdorp - Co-Chair 06/2003 09/2016
Vicki Busse 04/2014 04/2018
Sandra DiCaro 05/2006 07/2018
Maura Drew 04/2014 04/2018
Jill Friedrichs 08/1993 12/2017
Christina Greco 05/2006 07/2018
Linda Hoefert 08/1993 11/2015
Michael & Kathy Janonis 08/1993 11/2015
Paul & Linda Seils 06/1999 11/2015
Lizzet Stone 06/2013 06/2017
Tarina Wimmer 04/2011 09/2016
vacant
vacant
vacant


Transportation Safety Commission
Meets the second Monday of the month, as needed, at 7:00 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center Building, 1720 W. Central Road.
Purpose: To assist, inform and advise the Village’s staff and elected officials on matters pertaining to the transportation of people and materials within the Village, between the Village and adjoining municipalities, and throughout the northeastern Illinois region as it affects the residents of our Village
Staff Contact: Matt Lawrie, 847/870-5640
Membership:
Nine voting members, including one representative from the Village Police Department, the Village Fire Department and the Village Public Works Department, and one non-voting ex-officio member who shall be a representative of the Village Engineering Division. 

Member Appointment date Term Expires
John J. Keane – Chair 11/2000 05/2016
Charles Bencic 06/1996 05/2016
Robert Fisher 11/2007 11/2015
Justin Kuehlthau 02/2012 05/2016
Carol Tortorello 12/2001 07/2017
vacant
Police Department - Commander Bob Smith 
Fire Department - Battalion Chief Randy Uidl
Public Works-Street/Building Superintendent Paul Bures

Youth Commission -INACTIVE
Meets the first Wednesday of the month.
Purpose: To formulate recommendations on specific topics as assigned by the Village Board or initiated by the Commission, to identify youth issues in the community, to compile, maintain and distribute a current directory of existing services and programs for youth in the Village furnished by public and private agencies, and such other duties as included by ordinance.
Membership:
Member Appointment Date Term Expires

Centennial Commission
Meets the 1st Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) in the Executive Conference Room, 3rd Floor of Village Hall.
Purpose: To plan and promote a coordinated effort to celebrate the Village of Mount Prospect's centennial year (2017).
Staff Contacts: Marianthi Thanopoulos, 847/392-6000; Mike Janonis, 847/392-6000

Membership
Seven to Eleven Members

Member Appointment date Term Expires
Jean Murphy - Co-Chair 08/2013 12/2018
Leo Floros - Co-Chair 08/2013 12/2018
Sharon Anderson 01/2014 12/2018
Alexander Bertolucci 08/2013 12/2018
Elaine Hundrieser 04/2014 12/2018
Gerald “Skip” and Janice Farley 08/2013 12/2018
Linda Hoefert 08/2013 12/2018
Michaele Skowron 08/2013 12/2018
Christy Watychowicz 08/2013 12/2018
John Zulaski 08/2013 12/2018

Last updated: 10/3/2014 12:19:44 PM