Youth Commission


The youth commission consists of seven members appointed by the village president with the advice and consent of a majority of the board of trustees. A majority of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of all business. The term of office of each of the members of the youth commission shall be three years.


The youth commission shall have the duties and may exercise the powers set forth hereinafter as follows:

  • To cooperate with the village president, the board of trustees and other village departments, agencies and officials in carrying out a comprehensive program of youth welfare and youth activities.
  • To invite, enlist and encourage the cooperation of and join with other public and voluntary agencies engaged or interested in providing recreational services and facilities to the youth who are residents of the village.
  • To cooperate with local, state and federal agencies in a concerted effort to minimize juvenile delinquency and to urge parental and community responsibility for the actions of our youth.
  • To conduct hearings, carry on research, or otherwise obtain factual data, issue such publications and make such administrative and legislative recommendations as in its judgment will effectuate the policy of the commission.

Board Members

Name Title
Barbara Ganschow Member
Karen Bimler Member
Ted Steiskal Member
Don Balslew Member
Peter Kearns Member
Lorenzo Webber Member
Janet Dubsky Member
Valerie Farries Chairman

Contact Info

(708) 449-6450
Hillside Village Hall
425 Hillside Avenue
Hillside, IL 60162
United States