Boards and Commissions

Board of Police and Fire Commissioners
Communications Commission
Economic Development Commission
Education Commission
Electrical Commission
Equity Assurance Commission
Fire Pension Board
Flood Control Liaison Committee
Mediation and Reconciliation Commission
Neighborhood Groups Organizing Committee
Park Advisory Committee
Planning and Development Commission
Police Pension Board
Urban Forestry Commission
Youth Commission

 


Board of Police and Fire Commissioners

Members serve a 3 Year Term

Mission Statement: Responsible for testing candidates for fire promotion and for conducting evidentiary/disciplinary hearing when charges of misconduct are filed against a member of the police and fire departments.

  • Mike Nylen, Chairperson
  • Steve Blom
  • William Green

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Communications Commission

Meets 4th Thursday of every monthly, 6 p.m. at Village Hall

Members serve a one year term.

The Communications Commission serves as an advisory committee to the Village President and Board, Village Administrators, and the Communications, Branding & Marketing Manager on municipal communications, branding and marketing matters in general.

  • Ronda Williams, Chairperson
  • Alfonzo Surrett
  • Cassandra Griffin
  • Felicia Horton, Advisor
  • Cynthia Nylen, Advisor
  • Stephanie Walters, Advisor
  • Julia Perla Huisman, Advisor

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Economic Development Commission

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm at Village Hall.
Members serve a 4 Year Term.

Mission Statement: Provide recommendations to the Community Development Committee for the promotion and advancement of Economic Development within the Village of South Holland.

  • Clint VerHagen, Chairperson
  • Larry Broertjes
  • Jamieson Clay
  • Shanetta Davis
  • Tim DeYoung
  • Kenneth Draus
  • Daryl Forney
  • Don Grimwood
  • Brian Kamstra
  • Frank Knittle, Advisor
  • John Watson, Advisor

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Education Commission

  • Mike Nylen, Chairperson
  • Dwayne Bearden
  • Vanessa Bradley
  • Myrtis Brown
  • Art Burton
  • George Harris
  • Lisa Marshall
  • Sherie Nunnally
  • Sallie Penman
  • Felecia Williams
  • Pat Mahon, Advisor

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Electrical Commission

Meets as needed at the Planning & Development Office.
Members serve a 1 Year Term.

Mission Statement: Recommend safe and practical standards and specifications for the installation, alteration and use of electrical equipment designed to meet the necessities and conditions the prevail in the Village; reasonable rules and regulations governing the issuance of permits, as provided for by the electrical inspection department; reasonable fees to be paid for the inspection by the electrical inspection department of all electrical equipment installed or altered within the Village.

  • Jim Boss
  • Kenneth Draus
  • Wayne Van Swol
  • Brian Kolosh, Advisor
  • Eric Bruinsma, Advisor
  • Frank Knittle, Advisor

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Equity Assurance Commission

Meets as needed at Village Hall.
Members serve a 3 Year Term.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Equity Assurance Commission is to insure the single-family residences in the Village of South Holland against the possibility of economic loss, and thereby help to eliminate the irrational fears of racial change. The purpose of the program is not to insure against a regional or national decline in values in the single-family housing market. In the event of a general economic decline in the value of single-family homes in the Chicago-Cook County Metropolitan area single-family home market, the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of South Holland reserves the right to review, revise and suspend payments under the Equity Assurance Program.

  • Ruth A. Boss, Chairperson
  • Maryanna Fitzgerald

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Fire Pension Board

Meets quarterly at Village Hall.

Mission Statement: The Board is charged with the responsibility of establishing and administering the firefighters’ fund, for the benefit of its firefighters and of their surviving spouses, children and certain other dependents.
One member elected by retired firefighters, two members elected by current firefighters, two members appointed by the Mayor.

  • Rick Triemstra, President *
  • Beth Herman
  • Thomas Szewczykowski *
  • Al Wynsma *
  • Rich Zimmerman
  • * – Elected

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Flood Control Liaison Committee

Meets as needed at Village Hall.
Members serve a 1 Year Term.

Mission Statement: Develop flood control programs as well as flood control alternatives. The Flood Committee reviews a variety of possible floodplain management measures in five general categories: flood control, property protection, emergency services, regulations, and post-flood mitigation.

    • Louis Schultz, Chairperson
    • Roberta Rinkema, Secretary
    • Dolores Bogan
    • Rosemarie DeWitt
    • John Hilsen
    • Simon Koopmans
    • Frank Knittle, Advisor

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Mediation and Reconciliation Commission

Meets as needed at Village Hall.
Members serve a 2 Year Term.

Mission Statement: Assist residents in settling conflicts voluntarily by employing the techniques of mediation and conciliation. The goal is to resolve conflicts through peaceful means as a preferable alternative to litigation, disruption or other adversarial actions.

  • Kevin Booth
  • Lela Davis
  • Brenda Houston
  • Daniel Oldenkamp
  • Deborah Ward
  • Pat Mahon, Advisor

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Neighborhood Groups Organizing Committee

Meets the 4th Saturday of every month at 8:30am at Village Hall.
Members serve a 1 Year Term.

Mission Statement: To initiate, organize and publicize neighborhood groups for the purpose of bringing people together, establishing dialogue, and maintaining the Village of South Holland values in order to improve neighborhoods and our community, and enhance communication with the Village government.

    • Hortense Harris, Chairperson
    • Laura Hogan, Secretary
    • Chestine Allen
    • James Glover
    • Cindy Lindquist
    • Stacy MaGee
    • Pamela Stallings
    • John Wesley
    • Leon Willis
    • Prince Reed, Advisor

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Park Advisory Committee

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from March to October at 7:00pm at the Community Center.
Members serve a 3 Year Term.

Mission Statement: Advise the Recreational Services Department in ways to provide meaningful and safe recreational experiences through a variety of programs and facilities, creating a sense of well being and opportunities for enrichment among all participants.

  • Angela Campbell, Secretary
  • Derrick Baker
  • La Nade Bridges
  • Cary Holman, Jr.
  • Elaine Walker
  • Sean Faulkner, Advisor
  • Ed Stewart, Advisor
  • Vickie Perkins, Advisor

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Planning and Development Commission

Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm at Village Hall.
Members serve a 4 Year Term.

Mission Statement: Prepare and recommend to the Village Board of Trustees a comprehensive plan of public improvements with an eye on present and future development or redevelopment in the Village. Such a plan includes requirements in reference to streets, alleys, ways for public service facilities, parks, playgrounds, school grounds and other public grounds. The Commission prepares and recommends to the Board of Trustees from time to time such changes in the plan and/or specific improvements to the plan.

  • Roberta Rinkema, Secretary
  • Rasheed Bonds
  • Zollie Carradine
  • Geni Cutler
  • Bennie Martin
  • Glen McCarthy
  • Bonita Parker
  • Joan Summit
  • Don Van Deursen
  • John Hiskes, Advisor
  • Frank Knittle, Advisor

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Police Pension Board

Meets quarterly at Village Hall.
Members serve a 3 Year Term.

Mission Statement: The Board is charged with the responsibility of establishing and administering the police pension fund, for the benefit of its police officers and of their surviving spouses, children and certain other dependents.
One member elected by retired officers, two members elected by current officers, two members appointed by the Mayor.

  • Mike Zackavec, President *
  • Beth Herman
  • Chris Lareau *
  • William Stegenga *
  • Rich Zimmerman
  • * – Elected

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Urban Forestry Commission

Meets 4 times a year at the Community Center.
Members serve a 3 Year Term.

Mission Statement: Preserve and protect the urban forest. The South Holland Urban Forest Commission promotes tree planting and proper maintenance of public and privately owned trees.

  • Ed Harris, Chairperson
  • Laurie Boomsma
  • Ellen Broadway
  • Paul Strand
  • Dave Gouwens, Arborist
  • Cynthia Nylen, Advisor
  • George Gunkel, Advisor
  • Prince Reed, Advisor
  • Ed Stewart, Advisor

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Youth Commission

Meets the 1st Saturday of every month at 9:00am at the Faith Family Future Center.
Members serve a 1 Year Term.

Mission Statement: Recognizing the importance of positive opportunities for South Holland youth in all areas of life and personal development, the South Holland Youth Commission is committed to compiling and disseminating timely and accurate information on the broad range of opportunities and services available with the various groups and organizations in South Holland. They work along side of the South Holland Youth Task Force. This is intended to be a community resource for youth and parents. The commission will bring focus to the importance of the availability of excellent youth activities and services. It will emphasize the availability of existing opportunities, and create an awareness of the need for improvement in, or the creation of new opportunities.

    • Eric Bruinsma
    • Ed Stewart
    • Prince Reed, Advisor

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