If you live in Oak Park and are interested in giving some time to serving the community, some village commissions need your time and energy.
Most commissions that currently have vacancies do not require expertise. The lone exception is the Building Codes Advisory Commission. People who work in the trades need to review building codes to see if Oak Park's rules conform with new state, national and international standards.
Here are some other prospects for residents to consider:
- Civic Information Systems Commission, a new panel that looks at technology issues in the village.
- Community Development Citizens Advisory Committee. This panel helps determine how much local agencies will receive in federal Community Development Block Grant funds.
- Community Relations Commission. The group focuses on diversity issues and helps organize the Day in Our Village and the Fourth of July Diversity Parade.
- Farmers Market. Helps set policy and oversees vendor selection for the annual market. People would have to be available regularly during the summer to help staff the booth and answer questions.
- Public Art Advisory Commission. Maintains public art and helps coordinate the Sculpture Walk, among other responsibilities.
- Transportation. Deals with issues ranging from improving signage to dealing with bicyle lanes and making the streets safer.
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