Environmental Concerns Commission
The Environmental Concerns Commission advises the president and board of trustees on matters relating to the preservation, protection and improvement of the environment, including the quality of land, air and water.
Powers and duties include: making recommendations regarding possible ways to improve, preserve and protect the environment; advise concerning actual or potential threats of contamination; make recommendations concerning local, state and national environmental issues; and cooperate with other boards and commissions to maintain and improve the quality of life for village residents.
- Justin Shlensky, Chair
- Heather Callan
- Sandy Hill
- Adam Hudson
- Ellen Jurkonis
- Margaret Schiefer
- Bob Wagner
The seven members of the Environmental Concerns Commission meet on the fourth Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. Meetings take place on the second floor of Village Hall.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meeting. Minutes are available after approval and can be found here.
To contact the commission with any concerns, or to get something placed on the agenda, please send us an email.
Bike, Pedestrian, and Transit Sub-Committee
The Environmental Concerns Commission has established a sub-committee whose purpose is to address transit opportunities in Villa Park. Members of the Bike, Pedestrian and Transit Sub-Committee meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Village Hall. Agendas will be posted in accordance with the Open Meeting’s Act on the Village’s Agenda Center found here. Public participation in these meetings is welcome and encouraged.
The Green Champion Award Program
The Villa Park Environmental Concerns Commission advises the village president and board of trustees on matters relating to the preservation, protection and improvement of the environment, including the quality of land, air and water.
In 2016, the commission created its Green Champion award program to recognize any outstanding environmental achievements of individuals, groups, organizations or companies in Villa Park.
The annual certificate will be presented in one of the following nine categories.
- Energy efficiency
- Renewable energy
- Conservation of natural resources
- Recycling programs and use of recycled content products
- Green produce use and use of recycled content materials
- Water conservation
- Outreach and education
- Other innovation projects and programs
How do I nominate a deserving candidate?
You can submit an online nomination form (click here for online form). A print version nomination form is also available (click here for PDF form) and may be submitted to the Village of Villa Park Environmental Concerns Commission by email at EnvironmentalConcerns@invillapark.com or to the Village of Villa Park (Attn: Environmental Concerns Commission) 20 S. Ardmore, Villa Park, IL 60181.
Nominations are accepted for residential and nonresidential properties in Villa Park and may be submitted by property owners, business owners and by others who feel a project or site deserves recognition.
Nomination forms will be kept on file for future consideration for a period of no more than two years from the date of submission.
Nominations are due by March 15 of each year for consideration by the Environmental Concerns Commission for the previous year's award. For instance, the 2018 award will be due March 15, 2019. In most instances, the award will be presented by the commission at a Village Board meeting that is closest to Earth Day, April 22.