Boards & Commissions
Select a board, committee or commission to view contact and term information for its members.
Student Commission Application
The City of Highland Park and local high schools are working together to expand real governmental experiences for our students by having student members on our Commissions. Student members will be asked to apply to serve as an ex-officio member of a City Commission. Each member selected will serve on the Commission or Task Force he/she is interested. The student shall be a high school Junior who resides in the City of Highland Park. The City is hoping to work with students who demonstrate an interest or passion for the Commission and can clearly articulate their ideas in an adult forum. Student members shall meet the same expectations as other members on the respective Commission, Committee, Task Force or Board - except participation in formal votes. For current juniors, applications must be submitted no later than November 30, 2016. For more information and to submit an online application, please click here.
Rules of Procedure
The Open Meetings Act
requires the members of the boards and commissions to discuss public business in an open, public forum. This law requires that whenever a gathering of three or more commissioners occurs during which public business is discussed, such meetings must be advertised (through a posted agenda) and be open to the public.
Highland Park residents may complete an interest form
in order to be considered for a City commission. At this time, there are no commission vacancies; however, residents may submit a form that will be kept on file in the event of a future vacancy. Please send the interest form and resume to the following address:
City Manager's Office
ATTN: Jennifer Dotson
1707 St. Johns Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
RE: Commission Interest Form
For more information, please contact Jennifer Dotson in the City Manager's Office at 847.926.1006 or via email at
Statement of Economic Interests
Per state statute, all elected and appointed officials and local government employees who have authority to authorize the expenditure of public funds, execute contracts and issue licenses and permits must file a statement of economic interest with Lake County. Please visit the Lake County website
for more information about this procedure.
The City of Highland Park's Ethics Guidelines
establish ethical standards of conduct for all City officials, be they members of the City Council or members of a City agency, board, or commission.