The volunteer spirit of Northfield is an essential part of what makes our Village so wonderful. The volunteers that serve on Boards and Commissions contribute their time to planning, researching, and analyzing issues affecting the quality of life in the Village.
Members are appointed by the Village President and approved by the Board of Trustees. Although acceptance of an appointment to a Commission requires commitment on your part, you will find it rewarding and enriching as you become an integral part of the Village government.
Below are short summaries of the responsibilities of each Board and Commission. For more information, click their titles to be directed to their webpages. To apply to serve on a Board or Commission, or to apply to be reappointed to your current position, please click here.
The Architectural Commission reviews and approves new development projects that contribute to the character of Northfield in order to create places of lasting value where people want to live, work and shop.
The Board of Police Commissionersprovides for the hiring of new police officers, reviewing of rules and regulations with respect to appointments, and handles promotions and disciplinary actions within the Police Department.
The Foreign Fire Insurance Fund Board designates how to spend foreign firie 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-Rescue Department.
The Plan and Zoning Commissionreviews and plans land uses, prepares and recommends changes to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and map, and reviews special use applications and requests for zoning classification changes.