Boards & Committees


Board, Committee, and Commission (BCC) volunteers impact every corner of our community and greatly advance our shared vision of making Evanston "the most livable city." BCC members participate in discussions that affect and shape the future of our City. As a citizen of Evanston, you are strongly encouraged to submit an application for appointment because the impact of BCCs is only possible due to the engagement of our thoughtful and committed citizenry. Serving on a BCC can be a rewarding experience and a great way to make a contribution to improving our community.

There are 28 active boards, commissions, and committees and each report to a standing committee of the City Council. It is the responsibility of the Mayor of Evanston to review applications and recommend appointments to Boards, Committees and Commissions. All applications are kept on file for consideration when openings occur. Appointment applications are presented to the City Council for consideration and approval. After City Council approval, citizens begin their service to our community. Attempts are made to make appointments that represent the diverse population of Evanston. Applications are considered by the Mayor on the basis of: (a) Openings (b) Date received and (c) qualifications for the appointment sought.

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Information for members:

Boards Commissions and Committees Member Handbook

BCC Member Training Presentation Packet

BCC Member Training Video

Annual Reports:

2014 Boards, Committees, and Commissions Annual Reports

Age Friendly Evanston Task Force
Boards, Commissions & Committees Accepting applications?
911-Emergency Telephone System Yes
ADA Advisory Board
Arts Council
Animal Welfare Board
Board of Ethics
Board of Local Improvements
Chicago Main TIF Advisory Committee
Citizens' Police Advisory Committee
Commission on Aging Yes
Committee on Public Place Names
Design & Project Review Committee Yes
Environment Board Yes
Firefighter's Pension Board
Housing, Homelessness & Human Relations Commission
Human Relations Commission
Joint Review Board
Ladd Arboretum Committee Yes
Library Board
Lighthouse Landing Complex Committee
Liquor Control Review Board
M/W/EBE Development Committee
Mental Health Board Yes
Plan Commission
Zoning Committee of the Plan Commission
Comprehensive Plan Subcommittee of the Plan Commission
Parks and Recreation Board
Police Pension Board
Preservation Commission
Public Safety Civil Service Commission Yes
Sign Review & Appeals Board
Taxicab Advisory Board Yes
Transportation/Parking Committee
Utilities Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals

Standing Committees of the Council
Administration & Public Works
Human Services
Planning & Development

Special Council Committees
City-Chamber Committee
Northwestern University/City Committee
City-School Liaison Committee
Economic Development Committee
Housing & Community Development Act Committee

Appointed Committees/Task Forces
Age Friendly Evanston Task Force
Compensation Committee
Downtown Performing Arts Center Task Force
Grocery Store Working Group
Harley Clarke Planning Committee
Neighborhood Integrity Ordinance Subcommittee

Inactive or Completed
Harley Clarke Citizens Committee
Civic Center Committee
Homeless Task Force
Lakefront Committee
Mayor's Youth Task Force
Rental Unit Licensing Committee
Wind Farm Committee

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