Meets 1st Thursday of the Month at 7:00 pm: 9 members – 3 year term: Established in 2016, the Diversity Commission will be a resource for experience and information on diversity issues and serve in an advisory capacity to the Mayor and Village Council. They shall help to enrich the social and intellectual life of all residents through educational and social programs. They shall facilitate awareness and promote the understanding and acceptance of all people, especially those who have different racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, sexual preferences, physical limitations, gender, educational, and economic levels. They may invite and enlist the cooperation of racial, religious and ethnic groups, community organizations, fraternal and benevolent societies, veteran’s organizations, professional and technical organizations and other groups to assist in their mission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Commissioners: Click on Commissioner's name for bio and picture
- Nick Ardinger
- Austin D'Souza
- Naoto Hasegawa
- Tom Holmes
- Cecilia Boyd
- Kyle Castelo
- Evanda Henry
- TBD (Chairperson)
Welcoming Resolution: On June 12, 2017, the Village Council adopted a "Welcoming" Resolution, reaffirming Forest Park's continued commitment to equal, respectful and dignified treatment of all people, regardless of their immigration status.
View the Welcoming Resolution here.