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Volunteer opportunity on Community Health Commission

The City is seeking to fill one vacancy on the Community Health Commission.  The service term would end September 30, 2018.  The Commission's mission is to educate and encourage Park Ridge residents to take action to live healthy lives and promote environmental health and sustainability in the City of Park Ridge. The Commission is charged to develop and implement educational programs and identify resources that can help address health and sustainability issues to assist the community.  The group meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall.  You would be required to attend at least 75% of the meetings.  

Learn more about the responsibilities of the position and the qualifications by visiting the City’s website at   In the upper right SEARCH field, enter Boards and Commissions.  Applications are available online or in the foyer at City Hall.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review past Board or Commission minutes to better understand the business that is conducted at meetings, although it is not a requirement.   

Completed applications should be returned to Deputy Clerk Peterson at or by fax, 847/318-5300 before Monday, October 16.  You will be contacted for a brief interview with the Mayor’s Advisory Board to discuss your interests and qualifications.  The Board recommends well-qualified candidates to the Mayor for appointment; if he accepts the recommendation, the candidate will be required to have a non-fingerprint criminal background check before receiving final approval of appointment by the City Council.  

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.  The Mayor’s Advisory Board is chaired by Alderman Marc Mazzuca.  Members include Aldermen Moran, Melidosian and Wilkening. 

For more information, contact Deputy Clerk Cheryl Peterson at 847/318-5464.

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