Apply for a BCC

Board, Committee and Commission volunteers impact every corner of our community and greatly advance our shared vision of making Evanston "the most livable city in America."

As a citizen of Evanston, you are strongly encouraged to submit an application for appointment because the impact of BCCs is only possible due to the engagement of our thoughtful and committed citizenry.

Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Elizabeth Tisdahl
Mayor, City of Evanston

Board, Commission, or Committee Application Process

If you are interested in applying to be on a Board, Commission or Committee, please review the process and submit your application.

  1. To learn more about BCCpurpose, staffing and archive meeting materialsby clicking here. Download the City of Evanston BCC Handbook by clicking here.
  2. Submit an Application: Online application  (If applying for the Police Advisory Committee, please use this application form)
    - or - Print/download the BCC Paper Applicationand submit to Civic Center via email, fax ( 847.866.2978) or standard mail. Mail: Lorraine MortonCivic Center, Attn: Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl 2100 Ridge Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60201
  3. Prior to your name is submitted for appointment, you will receive a phone call to reconfirm your interest.
  4. The appointment process requires two City Council meetings: one to submit your name for review, and a second one to confirm your appointment.
  5. After your appointment has been approved you will receive a welcome packet from the City Clerk including required forms to be completed and submitted.
  6. After those forms are completed and returned, you will a confirmatory letter from the Mayor detailing name the Board, Commission or Committee to which you have been appointed and your term dates.
  7. The City staff person responsible for our committee will inform you of the committee meeting schedules and anypertinent information you may need. 8. Please read and review the City of Evanston Boards Commissions and Committees Member Handbook

It is the responsibility of the Mayor of Evanston to review applications and recommend appointments to Boards, Committees and Commissions. All applications are kept on file for consideration when openings occur. Appointmentapplicationsare presented to the City Council for consideration and approval. After City Council approval, citizens begin their service to our community. Attempts are made to make appointments that represent the diverse population of Evanston.

Applications are considered by the Mayor on the basis of: (a) Openings (b) Date received and (c) qualifications for the appointment sought.