Village Center Commission

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VCC Regular Meetings


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 1st Wednesday of the month or as needed
  • Community Conference Room
    Village Hall
    850 Waukegan Road
    Deerfield, IL 60015

VCC Agendas & Minutes


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

VCC Members


Resident Community Members


  • Jannes Zobus, Chairperson
  • Lori Gross
  • Jennifer Holtz
  • Mark Horne
  • Janice Shaw
  • Victoria Street

Chamber of Commerce Member


Vicki Street, Executive Director of the DBR Chamber of Commerce

Business/Commercial Member


Vacant

Staff Liaison


Dan Nakahara, Planner
  • Email
  • Phone: 847-719-7480

VCC Overview


Membership consists of 7 members appointed to 3 year overlapping terms. Duties: The Village Board of Trustees has established the Village Center Commission (VCC) with the mission of generating ideas for promoting downtown Deerfield, advocating for Village Center businesses, and working with the Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce to promote and facilitate public, private and commercial interests in downtown Deerfield

VCC Mission


The Village Board of Trustees has established the Village Center Commission (VCC) with the mission of generating ideas for promoting downtown Deerfield, advocating for Village Center businesses, and working with the Deerfield-Bannockburn-Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce to promote and facilitate public, private and commercial interests in downtown Deerfield.



2020 Flower Planter Promotion

 

This year the Village of Deerfield is offering 10 downtown businesses a chance to win a pair of flower planters with 4 seasonal planting from Village landscaper Moore Landscapes FREE!

Flyer, Rules, and Guidelines

10 pair of planters, for outdoor use, with 4 seasonal plantings will be given away on a first come first serve basis to the first 2 business from each of the Village Center quadrants (NE, NW, SE, & SW) FREE. The remaining 2 free offerings will go to the next qualified businesses no matter which quadrant the downtown businesses are located in. 

To enter, email your request to Dan Nakahara, at dnakahara@deerfield.il.us beginning at 12:01AM, March 10, 2020. No entries will be accepted before March 10, 2020.  Entries must be received by 11:59PM, March 24 and winners will be notified on March 26. Email entries will be placed in order of the time they are received. In the subject box, write “I Want to Make Downtown Deerfield Beautiful” and include in your email, your business name, address, contact person, phone number and email address. If you already have a pair of planters, you can still receive the 4 seasonal plantings FREE. If you win the free offering, each business must be willing to take a picture with your flower planters and seasonal plantings.  Pictures will be used in the Village social media platforms.  The planters are yours to keep; must be used for your existing downtown Deerfield business; and can only be used for flower plantings.  Limited to 1 email entry per existing downtown Deerfield business. Seasonal plantings occur in April, June, September, and October.

Before you enter the promotion, make sure your business has permission from your property owner to have flower planters in front of your store.  Some property owners may not allow their tenants to place planters on the property or their leases may restrict the tenants.  Flower planters cannot block a Village sidewalk.  Walking areas has to be clear of any planters at all times.  On Waukegan Road and Deerfield Road, the flower planters must be placed at least 10 feet from the street curb so the walking area for pedestrians is clear. Planters should be placed near the front of the building. For more information, contact Dan Nakahara, Village Planner at dnakahara@deerfield.il.us or 847-719-7480