Boards & Commissions

About Us

The City of Des Plaines believes that our municipality works best when residents and business owners are involved and engaged. Serving as a member of the City Council, or City-related board or commission is an important way to serve your community and make a positive impact on the direction it takes in the future.

Through the efforts of these public service volunteers, your City Council is able to determine the best course of action and the benefits of those actions. We truly appreciate the work of the board appointees and committee volunteers that offer their personal time to help steer the community successfully.


2017 Meeting Schedule

The following is a list of meetings that take place in the City. Our City's Online Meeting Calendar reflects the most current information on a daily basis. View the interactive Meetings Calendar here.

Board / Commission Meeting Date Time Place
City Council Meetings
First and third Monday of the month; in the case of a holiday,meeting will be held on the next day at the same time   7:00 pm Room 102
Committee of the Whole As scheduled 7:00 pm Room 102
Consumer Protection Commission Third Tuesday 7:00 pm Room 101
Economic Development Commission  As Scheduled 7:30 am Room 101
Emergency Telephone Systems Board February 16, May 18, August 17, November 16
9:30 am 6th Flr Conf Rm
Fire Pension Board February 7, May 2, August 1, November 14
8:30 am Room 101 or 407
Foreign Fire Insurance Tax Committee March 13, June 26, September 18, December 11
8:30 am Fire Station #61
Historical Society Board Second Wednesday 7:00 pm History Center
Library Board Third Tuesday
except January and July
7:00 pm
4:00 pm
Library
Planning and Zoning Board
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
*Exception: Only one meeting in December – December 12
7:00 pm Room 102
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
As Scheduled


Police Pension Board

February 14, April 11, June 13, 
August 8, October 10, December 12

9:00 am
Room 101
Special Events Commission
First Wednesday

6:30 pm

Room 101
Youth Commission
Fourth Monday
6:00 pm Prairie Lakes


ADA Accommodations

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The City of Des Plaines, in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, requests that persons with disabilities, who require certain accommodations to allow them to observe and/or participate in the meeting(s) or have questions about the accessibility of the meeting(s) or facilities, contact the ADA Coordinator at 847.391.5485 to allow the City to make reasonable accommodations for those persons.

Posted in accordance with 5ILCS 120/2.02 and 120/2.03 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, 2004 (Illinois Open Meetings Act).