The City of Wood Dale has several special Committees and Commissions. Members are appointed by the Mayor. If you are interested in volunteering on a committee/commission, please fill out a Volunteer Application online or in person, volunteer applications are available at the Clerk's Office. Click the links below for more detailed information about the individual committees including but not limited to agendas, minutes, and cancellations.
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Wood Dale regulate the hiring and the promotional process of police officers.
Building Code Board of Appeals
This Board is comprised of members of the community qualified by experience or training to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction. Any person may take an appeal to the Board to contest any decision of the Building Official (the Community Development Director). The application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of the Code has been incorrectly interpreted, or rigid enforcement would be contrary to the spirit and purpose of the Code.
The Building Code Board of Appeals meets on an as-needed basis. Once an application for an appeal is received, a public meeting is scheduled and the case is heard. The Board does not have the authority to waive requirements of the Code, but may alter the requirements of the Code if an acceptable alternative is proposed by the applicant.
Community Development Commission
The Community Development Commission (CDC) is a recommending body that reviews land use issues including rezoning, variations, special uses, subdivisions, planned developments, and variations. The CDC also reviews and makes recommendations on all proposed amendments to the City of Wood Dale’s Unified Development Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan. They are also the body that hears and decides appeals of administrative decisions made by the Development Administrator.
The CDC is comprised of seven members of the community who are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council for two-year terms. The CDC meets the third Monday of every month, provided there is an application on file. Once an application for zoning relief is received, a public meeting is scheduled and the case is heard. The CDC then makes a recommendation that is then forwarded to the Planning, Zoning, and Building Committee for their consideration prior to City Council action.
Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee
An advisory committee comprised of citizens with a broad representation of the community to guide the process to build consensus around a comprehensive strategy for Wood Dale’s future.
Steering Committee Purpose:
- Review Community Input and Data
- Works with Planning Team to Develop the Policy Framework, Maps for Plans, and Implementation Strategies Based on Community Consensus
- Oversee Development of Plans
- Serve as Ambassadors to the Planning Process
Wood Dale O'Hare Noise Group Committee
Update residents on what is happening with FAiR, ONCC, and other O'Hare noise organizations. Provide a resource page for citizens to learn about the noise issues and provide updates on what we are doing as a city to find solutions.Get people involved.
Prairie Fest Committee
The Prairie Fest Committee was created by City Council to plan and organize the annual Prairie Fest festival. This committee coordinates details for the festival like carnival, entertainment, vendors, sponsors, etc. The Prairie Fest Committee meets on an as-needed basis based on the planning requirements for the festival.
RFP Steering Committee
The RFP Steering Committee is a recommending body that reviews proposals from various RFP’s, SOQ’s, etc. and makes recommendations to the City Council on which firm should be selected for a particular project. The evaluation criteria are the qualitative factors that the RFP Steering Committee will use to evaluate a proposal and select the most qualified proposer/offeror. These may include factors such as past performance, references, management and technical capability, price, quality and performance requirements. The RFP Steering Committee meets on an as-needed basis.
Stormwater Management Commission
To minimize potential losses due to periodic flooding including loss of life, loss of property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief and impairment of the tax bases, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare; and to preserve and enhance the quality of surface waters, conserve economic and natural values and provide for the wise utilization of water and related land resources.
Streetscape & Economic Enhancement Committee
The Streetscape and Economic Enhancement Committee will help enhance the quality of life for all that live, work and visit the City of Wood Dale through a comprehensive community forestry, landscape and hardscape program.
Additionally, this Committee shall review and recommend the implementation of necessary economic development tools to ensure that the City is able to attract and retain businesses that foster the City’s ability to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all.