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Community Relations Commission

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The Community Relations Commission is established to foster and promote understanding, mutual respect, cooperation, and positive relations in a diverse inclusive community. The Community Relations Commission is also to promote increased participation in all aspects of community life and a sense of shared community among all residents. The Community Relations Commission shall act in a advisory capacity to Village President and Board of Trustees. The Community Relations Commission shall have the following functions and duties:

1. Study and recommend means of developing better relationships among all residents in a diverse and inclusive community of Deerfield.

2. Encourage residents to be "service-oriented" in the opportunities to assist one another in the community and the neighborhood.

3. Promote and support initiatives with federal, state and local governmental agencies, commissions, businesses, schools, civic and religious organizations, neighborhood and community events aimed at increasing goodwill and civil engagement among the residents and the global community at large.

4. Recognize and approve honors or awards for persons, firms, or entities that serve or advance understanding, mutual respect, cooperation and positive relations between and among residents of Deerfield.

The Community Relations Commission shall consist of members broadly representative from the community at large. The Commission shall consist of nine (9) voting members and additional ex officio members as the Commission deems necessary.


The Community Relations Commission typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month. All meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Conference Room at Deerfield Village Hall.

Commission Members:

Chris Foltz, Chairman

Gil Antokal

Kate Baddeley

Yulia Bazavluk

Veronica Boyajian

Martin Friedman

Bill Lundquist

Matthew Miller

Elizabeth Ury

Lori Zwart

Staff Liason:

Kent Street, Village Manager

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