City Seeks Volunteers to serve on the Animal Commission

The City is currently seeking residents who would like to volunteer and offer their service by representing the Animal Commission.  The Commission’s objective is to make a determination on whether a particular animal is a dangerous or an at-risk animal.  Duties of Commissioners are explained in Article 5, Chapter 8 of the Municipal Code and may include other duties from time to time as assigned by the City Council. The Commission reviews information provided by the Police Chief or his/her designee regarding a particular animal at an open meeting.  After review of that information, the Commission will determine whether the animal is a dangerous animal or an at-risk animal.  There are three members appointed to the Commission by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Each Commissioner serves a three-year term or until his or her successor has been appointed. The Commission meets as needed.


Volunteers are an essential part of and a precious resource in our great City.  By donating your time and talent, you are contributing to the spirit of volunteerism within the community, making Park Ridge a better place to live and work.


To find out more information about a Board or Commission or to complete an application, please visit our website at  Choose the “Our Government” tab and access the Boards and Commissions Application Form on the right side of the webpage.  A hard-copy is available in the lobby at City Hall.  To be considered, your application, and resume, if available, should be returned to Deputy Clerk Peterson at or by fax, 847/318-5300 before September 8.  You will be contacted for a brief interview with the Mayor’s Advisory Board which consists of Alderman/Chairman Daniel Knight, Ald. Marc Mazzuca, Ald. Nicholas Milissis, and Ald. Roger Shubert.  The Board recommends the appointments of individuals to Acting Mayor Maloney.
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