Family Days Commission

Regular Meetings
  • 4 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of every month
  • Village Hall
    Community Conference Room
    850 Waukegan Road
    Room 303
    Deerfield, IL 60015

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes.


  • John P. Coughenour, Co-Chairperson
  • Barbara Reich, Co-Chairperson
  • Michael Butera, Entertainment
  • Angie Butera, Events
  • Michele Edelmuth


  • Phil Bettiker, Lions Club
  • Judy Geuder, Parade
  • Barry Gray, Rotary Club 10K Race
  • Ed Seidman, Arts and Crafts

Staff Liaison

Justin Keenan, Public Works Analyst - email or 847-719-7462.

For more information on Family Days events and activities visit our event page.

Outline of Responsibilities

The Family Days Commission is established to organize, plan and execute Family Days events and activities celebrating the Independence Day holiday for the general public's enjoyment. The Family Days Commission is made up of local residents who meet and plan the events for July 3rd and 4th. We also have committees comprised of Deerfield residents. The Family Days Commission promotes and encourages participation in Family Days events. The functions of the Commission are to solicit monetary donations, and in-kind donations from local residents, merchants and businesses to support Deerfield Family Days; and to recommend any purchases or contracts for services deemed necessary to provide for Family Days activities, subject to Village purchasing guidelines and procedures.

Term Limits

The Family Day Commission consists on 9 members appointed to 3 year terms, by the Village President and with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.