Community Relations Commission

Purpose

The Wheaton Community Relations Commission is the catalyst to connect all people and make them feel united with the Wheaton community through events, key partnerships, and opportunities to give back.

Meetings

For up-to-date information regarding all of the City’s Boards and Commissions meeting dates and times, please see the City Calendar.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Anthony Asta
  • Colleen Attwell
  • Rachel Bautista
  • Meg Beasley
  • Kay Frederick
  • Stephanie Henry
  • Saleha Jawaid
  • Erica Nelson
  • Laura Peccarelli
  • Krista Selvey
  • Jennifer Sever
  • Katie Sivak

Festival of CulturesFestival of Cultures

The Community Relations Commission is pleased to host the 2021 Festival of Cultures from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 in Memorial Park. The Festival of Cultures will feature diverse community members at cultural booths where they will share their heritage and stories. Unlike previous years, food and drinks will not be available; however, a great lineup of performances is being planned. The latest event details and list of performers and groups can be found here. In the meantime, please check out the beautiful artwork from this year’s student art contest winner, Jovana Cordero.

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Festival of Cultures Student Art Contest Winner:
Jovana Cordero, St. Francis High School
Title of piece: "Come Together"
Medium: Pastels and collage


Call for Volunteers:
The Community Relations Commission is looking for local volunteers to help out during the Festival. Visit https://forms.gle/p3oiNbu9mMU4JgKY9 for more information and to sign up.  

Good Citizens AwardGood Citizens Awards

The annual Good Citizens Awards help recognize those who make the generous and often extraordinary contributions that make Wheaton an outstanding community. This may be volunteer service for a school, church, nursing home, civic group or nonprofit organization.

2021 Good Citizen Award Recipients:

Adults:

  • Bill Anderson
  • Anjali Bharadwa
  • Jacob Kniep
  • Chuck Smith
  • Vickie Tabbert

Students:

  • Kyla Farrell
  • Michael Foster
  • Henry Lytle
  • Jackson Moran
  • Maryam Tourk
  • Natalie Worniak

Groups:

  • Immigrant Solidarity DuPage
  • Milton Township CERT Team

Read the award recipient profiles.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

The Community Relations Commission leads Wheaton’s Hispanic Heritage Month efforts by sharing the events hosted by community organizations.

Read about Hispanic Heritage Month in 2021.


Women History MonthWomen's History Month

Join the Community Relations Commission in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of women to history, culture and society through a number of events with the City's partner organizations.

View events and more happening in Wheaton for Women's History Month in 2021.

Black History Month

Black History Month

The Community Relations Commission leads Wheaton’s Black History Month efforts by sharing the events hosted by community organizations.

Read about Black History Month in 2021.


Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The Community Relations Commission leads Wheaton’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month efforts by sharing the events hosted by community organizations.

Read about Asian American and Pacific Islander Month in 2021.

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Pride Month

The Community Relations Commission is sharing information about the history of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and local events that celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride and the LGTBQ+ local community.

Read about Pride Month in 2021.


Make a Difference DayMake a Difference Day Logo

Wheaton celebrates Make a Difference Day on the fourth Saturday of each October. The Community Relations Commission leads Wheaton’s Make A Difference Day efforts, where residents, schools and community organizations undertake projects that benefit others.

Read about the 2020 Make a Difference Day events and how volunteers made a difference in our community.