Elk Grove Village is a dynamic community comprised of volunteers who participate in civic groups and Village opportunities alike.
If you are interested in civic groups, we ask that you visit the Elk Grove Community Network. This site provides a comprehensive network of civic opportunities available in Elk Grove.
If you desire to volunteer, you will need to complete an application. You may download an application, or contact the Village Clerk's Office at (847) 357-4042.
The Village has 8 volunteer Boards or Commissions including:
The Plan Commission consists of 9 volunteer residents serving for 3-year terms, one of whom serves as Chairman. The Plan Commission generally meets on Monday evenings on an as-needed basis.
The Plan Commission makes recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Trustees concerning land suitable for annexation, subdivisions of real estate, and associated issues such as landscape plans, screening plans, and locations of public improvements in new developments.
In addition, the Plan Commission holds public hearings concerning a rezoning request and special use requests. Following the public hearing, the Plan Commission makes recommendations to the Village Board concerning the issue at hand.
John Glass, Chairman
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) consists of 9 volunteer residents serving for 5-year terms, one of whom serves as Chairman. The ZBA does not have a set meeting schedule, but meets during evening hours on an as-needed basis.
The ZBA holds public hearings to consider petitions for variations to the Village's Zoning Ordinance and makes recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Trustees concerning the petition. The ZBA will also make recommendations concerning the interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance from time to time.
Donald Childress, Chairman
Wissam "Sam" Jameel
In accordance with the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act (Illinois Compiled Statutes, Ch. 65, Sections 5/10-2.1-3.1), the Elk Grove Board of Fire and Police Commissioners consists of three members. Each member is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Village Trustees. Each commissioner is appointed for a three (3) year term with staggered expirations. Current members are:
E. Butch Ehrke - Chairman
Michael P. Kontek - Secretary
Stephen C. Scholten - Commissioner
The Fire and Police Commission is responsible for (1) screening new applicants for original appointment to the position of Firefighter and Police Officer; (2) testing candidates for promotion; (3) conducting evidentiary/disciplinary hearings when charges of misconduct are filed or when a police officer or firefighter chooses to appeal a suspension imposed by the Chief of a department.
If you have a specific question on any of these items, please feel free to contact the Fire and Police Commission at (847) 357-4038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Village is excited to continue developing the recently formed Business Leaders Forum (BLF) program
and invites local businesses to consider joining.
The BLF is a collaboration between the Village and the private sector to leverage the collective expertise and resources present in the Village's business community.
With business occupancy at an all-time high, the Village developed the BLF to ensure that business owners and operators have the tools and relationships they need to accelerate the growth of their companies.
The BLF has a full schedule of networking and knowledge sharing events planned throughout the year. The BLF's quarterly programs are being hosted and facilitated by Enclave for Entrepreneurs in Elk Grove Village. The programs include quarterly networking events and business ambassador visits. If you are a current business owner or an aspiring local entrepreneur and are interested in participating, contact Josh Grodzin, Director of Business Development and Marketing at 847-357-4005 or email@example.com.
The BLF is the reformulated version of the Industrial and Commercial Revitalization Commission.
The Youth Committee consists of non-sworn members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees. It is the intent to balance the Committee between adult and youth members.
The committee may enlist the help and support of public and parochial sixth through eighth grade students as needed or high school students to assist the committee in the performance of committee functions and activities.
The purpose and function of the Youth Committee is to promote youth programs and youth participation within the Village.
Jeffrey Franke, Chairman
For a copy of the Youth Scholarship Application, please click here.
The Parade Committee consists of volunteers that meet once per month or more as needed. The Parade Committee plans, organizes, coordinates, and promotes the annual Elk Grove Village Hometown Parade.
For information on this year's theme, applications and other information, please click here.
The Parade Committee consists of 13 volunteers:
The Police Pension Fund has 5 members, 2 of whom are volunteers appointed by the Mayor. The Police Pension Board manages, invests, and controls the Police Pension Fund and all moneys pertaining thereto in the manner provided by State Statutes.
Allan Ambrose, Vice-President
Christopher Torres, President
The Fire Pension Fund has 5 members, 2 of whom are volunteers appointed by the Mayor. The Fire Pension Board manages, invests, and controls the Fire Pension Fund and all moneys pertaining thereto in the manner provided by State Statutes.
Bernard Goss, President
Michael Belpedio, Vice-President
Joe Hamilton, Secretary
Richard Mikel - Trustee
Timothy Sexton - Trustee