Boards & Commissions
More than 100 dedicated citizens serve our community as members of various boards and commissions. These volunteer groups meet on a regular basis and review specialized matters with the intent of developing recommendations to the City Council.
If you are a Wheaton resident and are interested in serving on one of the boards and commissions, complete a Boards and Commissions Volunteer Application form and submit it to the Wheaton City Clerk, Sharon Barrett-Hagen:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 630.260.2012
- fax: 630.260.2017
- address: 303 W. Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL 60187
The Band Commission supervises the activities of the Wheaton Municipal Band, which performs Thursday evening concerts during the summer season.
The Bicycle Advisory Commission is a group of volunteers established to help advise on the implementation of the Wheaton Bicycle Plan, which aims to improve the environment by reducing vehicle traffic. Wheaton City Code requires residency within the City limits of Wheaton to be part of Commission.
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is responsible for testing, appointing, and promoting the sworn personnel of the Fire and Police departments, except for the Fire and Police chiefs, Fire and Police deputy chiefs, and Police division commanders. The board also conducts disciplinary hearings.
Wheaton’s Community Relations Commission is responsible for promoting community involvement and volunteering.
The Downtown Design Review Board is vested with the authority to review and make decisions on design review applications for proposals within the Downtown Design Review Overlay District that are not in full compliance with the Downtown Design Review Guidelines. Membership is based on Chapter 5 of the City’s Zoning Ordinance
The mission of the Environmental Improvement Commission is to implement practices that promote environmental health throughout the City of Wheaton by advising City staff and officials on policies and programs relating to the environment and sustainability.
The Fine and Cultural Arts Commission was created in 2005 to foster cultural and fine arts in Wheaton. The commission’s mission is to increase citizen access to the arts by providing leadership, advocacy, and support for art that enriches the cultural vitality of our community. Wheaton City Code requires residency within the City limits of Wheaton to be part of Commission.
The Firefighters' Pension Fund is created by Illinois state statutes to control and manage the pension fund of the Wheaton Fire Department.
The purpose of a Foreign Fire Insurance Tax Board is to spend foreign fire insurance tax revenue that is paid by out-of-state insurance companies selling fire insurance in Illinois for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the fire department.
The Group Care Home Commission reviews all applications for group care homes that do not have a license from a federal, state, or county agency; reviews requests for group care home license renewals; and revokes group care home licenses if necessary. Wheaton City Code requires residency within the City limits of Wheaton to be part of Commission.
The Historic Commission promotes awareness of Wheaton's history and appreciation for the city’s heritage through preserving historical documents, maintaining city archives, and recommending appropriate historic programs and projects. Wheaton City Code requires residency within the City limits of Wheaton to be part of Commission.
Since 1972, the City of Wheaton’s Housing Commission has administered a Housing Assistance Program to assist its senior citizens with their housing-related costs.
The Library Board oversees the operations of the Wheaton Public Library to ensure Wheaton residents receive high-quality services. Wheaton City Code requires residency within the City limits of Wheaton to be part of Board.
The Liquor Control Commission reviews applications and conducts investigations of people or organizations applying for liquor licenses.
The Planning and Zoning Board reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning changes, variations, and subdivisions of land.
The Police Pension Fund is created by Illinois state statutes to control and manage the pension fund of the Wheaton Police Department.
The Sister City Commission encourages communication and cultural awareness between the people of Wheaton and its sister cities: Karlskoga, Sweden, and Wheaton Aston, England.