Elmhurst is proud of its tradition of volunteer participation. This tradition is particularly evident in the number of citizens who actively participate on advisory boards and commissions without compensation.
Commission members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The exceptions are the Firemen's Pension and Police Pension Boards. The Police Pension Board members are elected by currently sworn officers; the two pensioners are elected by those receiving pensions; and the two citizen members are appointed by the Mayor without the consent of the City Council.
When commission terms expire, on a staggered basis, or as vacancies occur, the Mayor conducts interviews with interested citizens to determine appropriate appointments. Citizens are always encouraged to inform the Mayor if they would like to serve by submitting an appointed officials application (personal profile) form to the Mayor's office. The form is available at the municipal building in the Mayor's office or Commission Volunteer Form(PDF).
There are currently 13 boards and commissions. Except where noted, their functions are advisory. For questions about meeting time and place, call City Hall or view their calendar online. Scheduling information can also be obtained by calling the City Clerk's office at (630) 530-3015