Village of Park Forest Establishes Veterans Commission

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—June 19, 2015. The Boards and Commissions of the Village of Park Forest consist of residents who volunteer to serve on specific committees, which provide insights to the Board of Trustees. These valuable insights assist the elected officials in the decision-making process as they look to implement policies that best suit the needs of residents.

Recently, Mayor Ostenburg and the Board of Trustees took official action to establish a Park Forest Veterans Commission.

The Park Forest Veterans Commission aims to study all matters impacting the quality of life for area veterans in the hopes of again making Park Forest a community of first choice for servicemen and women.  Additionally, the Commission will report findings, make recommendations to elected officials, and assist in the coordination of veterans programming. The Veterans Commission will consist of the following: 

Nine members of the community will make-up the commission.

Appointees will be representative of veterans serving as far back as World War II up to present-day conflicts. 

Appointments will be in staggered three-year terms. Original appointments to the Veterans Commission will include three appointments to one-year terms, three appointments to two-year terms, and three appointments to three-year terms. 

A chairperson and vice chairperson shall be appointed annually. 

To learn more about the Veterans, or other Park Forest Commissions, or if you would like to volunteer to serve, visit: