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Veterans Commission

  • Term - 3 years
  • Three members shall be a United States veteran or reservist involved in any local organization focused on serving U.S. veterans or active duty U.S. Military
  • One member shall be from American Legion Post Number T.H.B. #187
  • One member shall be from the City of Elmhurst
  • One member shall be from the Elmhurst Park District
  • One member shall be from Unit School District 205
  • One member shall be the president of the Student Veterans of America
  • Elmhurst Chapter (ex-officio, voting member)
  • Of the remaining members, one may be a clergyman selected from a church, synagogue or temple located within the corporate limits of the City and the others may be representatives of local organizations that serve military-affiliated individuals
  • Not less than three members shall be military-affiliated individuals (age 18 or older)
  • Council consent needed


City Hall conference room #1 at 4:00 p.m.
  • April 25, 2024
  • May 23, 2024
  • September 26, 2024
  • October 26, 2024

PurposeMCO 4.10

The Commission shall be responsible for the following:

  • Perpetual maintenance and oversight of the Veterans Memorial
  • Providing for property damage insurance coverage for the Veterans Memorial
  • Coordination of activities at the Veterans Memorial
  • Recommending and participating in fund-raising activities to fund the duties of the Commission as set forth herein through the Veterans Memorial Account established by subsection (f) hereof
  • Such other duties as the City Council may direct
Name Term Expires Email
Ralph P. Pechanio, Chair 4-30-2025 Email
William R. Shanklin 4-30-2025 Email
Eric Pulia 4-30-2027 Email
Jerry Christopherson 4-30-2026 Email
David Novotny 4-30-2026 Email
Jackelyn Lopez-Barrera 4-30-2025 Email
Angela Ferrentino 4-30-2026 Email
Lori Tompos 4-30-2024 Email
Bill Gardner 4-30-2024 Email
Jacob Hill (Ex-Officio) 4-30-2024 Email

Agendas and Minutes
Veterans Commission agendas and minutes are on Board Docs (starting in April 2020).  Please click the link below to view meeting materials.
Link to Board Docs

Archived Agendas & Meeting Minutes Prior to April 2020
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