Commission on Youth


  • Regular term - three years
  • 12 appointed members
  • Council consent needed


Monthly on the second Monday of the month at 12:45pm., City Hall, Conference Room #2, unless otherwise noted.

January 9, 2023

February 13, 2023

March 13, 2023

April 10, 2023

May 8, 2023

June 13, 2023                                                    

August 8, 2023    

September 12, 2023

October 17, 2023

November 14, 2023

December 19, 2023

Note: *The Commission on Youth will have no meetings in July. 


MCO 4.16

To advise and make recommendations to the City Council on issues affecting the youth of the City and to perform such other duties as the City Council may direct.

Mission Statement: the Elmhurst Commission on Youth will advocate for positive opportunities which promote the health and well-being of youth in our community.

Vision Statement: In a visionary and advisory role to the City, the Commission on Youth is the common thread connecting youth serving organizations to promote the health and wellbeing of youth in our community.


  •  To create, support and encourage a vibrant and sustainable partnership of youth-serving organizations in the Elmhurst community, in order to identify the “gaps, traps and overlaps” in service to Elmhurst youth and their families. ·  Network city-wide with youth service providers
  •  Maintain and update Commission on Youth page of the City website
  •  To actively engage our youth through the development of city-wide programs and events promoting meaningful involvement in the community ·  Events (Exemplary Youth Service awards, job fair/ volunteer fair, drug and alcohol awareness/prevention, bullying prevention, peer/social issues, and emotional well-being.)
  •  To improve and enhance two-way communication and awareness of both the needs of our youth, as well as their invaluable and unique perspective with representation of youth organizations serving on the commission.


NameTerm ExpiresEmail
Patty McKernan4-30-2023Email
Jackie Tamer , Chair4-30-2023Email
Gretchen Sylvester 4-30-2023Email
Derek Schlager4-30-2024Email
Anne Zimmer4-30-2025Email
Lisa O'Halloran4-30-2023Email
Rick Mojek4-30-2024Email
Kim Brigman4-30-2023Email
Kevin O'Reilly 4-30-2023Email
Sheila Wright4-30-2023Email
Alea Perez4-30-2024Email
Katie Dunn 4-30-2023Email
Officer Tim Jorgensen (Staff)
Officer Joan Velez (Staff)
Tonya Daniels -  District 205 (Ex-Officio) Email
Marti Deuter- Alderman (Ex-Officio)

Agendas and Minutes

New! Commission on Youth agendas and minutes will now be on Board Docs effective for meetings starting in April 2020.  Please click the link below to view meeting materials.
Link to Board Docs


Prior to April 2020

Agenda are available prior to the meetings.

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Prior to April 2020

Minutes are available following approval.

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