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Mayor Don A. De Graff
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Village of South Holland

16226 Wausau Avenue
South Holland, IL 60473
Phone: 708-210-2900
Fax: 708-210-1019

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Commissions, Boards & Committees
Commissions, Boards, and Committees
Board of Police and Fire Commissioners

Economic Development Commission

Education Commission

Electrical Commission

Equity Assurance Commission

Fire Pension Board

Flood Control Liaison Committee

Mediation and Reconciliation Commission
Neighborhood Groups Organizing Committee

Park Advisory Committee

Planning and Development Commission

Police Pension Board

Public Relations and Marketing Commission

Urban Forestry Commission

Youth Commission


Board of Police and Fire Commissioners

Members serve a 3 Year Term

Mission Statement
Responsible for testing candidates for fire promotion and for conducting evidentiary/disciplinary hearing when charges of misconduct are filed against a member of the police and fire departments.

  • Mike Nylen, Chairperson
  • William Green
  • Tim Smits

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Economic Development Commission

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm at Village Hall
Members serve a 4 Year Term

Mission Statement
Provide recommendations to the Community Development Committee for the promotion and advancement of Economic Development within the Village of South Holland.

  • Clint VerHagen, Chairperson
  • Jamieson Clay, Vice-Chairperson
  • Roberta Rinkema, Secretary
  • Garrick Bradley
  • Larry Broertjes
  • Tim DeYoung
  • Kenneth Draus
  • Daryl Forney
  • Don Grimwood
  • Brian Kamstra
  • Prince Reed
  • Constance Tucker
  • Brent VerHagen
  • Steve Vinke
  • Stephanie Walters-Jackson
  • Rick Furst, Advisor
  • Frank Knittle, Advisor
  • John Watson, Advisor

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Education Commission
  • Vanessa Bradley
  • Myrtis Brown
  • Art Burton
  • George Harris
  • Carl King, Sr.
  • Sherie Nunnally
  • Mike Nylen
  • Sallie Penman
  • Pat Mahon, Advisor

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Electrical Commission

Meets as needed at the Planning & Development Office
Members serve a 1 Year Term

Mission Statement
Recommend safe and practical standards and specifications for the installation, alteration and use of electrical equipment designed to meet the necessities and conditions the prevail in the Village; reasonable rules and regulations governing the issuance of permits, as provided for by the electrical inspection department; reasonable fees to be paid for the inspection by the electrical inspection department of all electrical equipment installed or altered within the Village.

  • Ron Swets, Chairperson
  • Jim Boss
  • Kenneth Draus
  • Joseph Korpas
  • Wayne Van Swol

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Equity Assurance Commission

Meets as needed at Village Hall
Members serve a 3 Year Term

Mission Statement
The mission of the Equity Assurance Commission is to insure the single-family residences in the Village of South Holland against the possibility of economic loss, and thereby help to eliminate the irrational fears of racial change. The purpose of the program is not to insure against a regional or national decline in values in the single-family housing market. In the event of a general economic decline in the value of single-family homes in the Chicago-Cook County Metropolitan area single-family home market, the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of South Holland reserves the right to review, revise and suspend payments under the Equity Assurance Program.

  • Ruth A. Boss, Chairperson
  • Maryanna Fitzgerald

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Fire Pension Board

Meets quarterly at Village Hall

Mission Statement
The Board is charged with the responsibility of establishing and administering the firefighters' fund, for the benefit of its firefighters and of their surviving spouses, children and certain other dependents.
One member elected by retired firefighters, two members elected by current firefighters, two members appointed by the Mayor.

  • Rick Triemstra, President *
  • Al Wynsma *
  • Thomas Szewczykowski *
  • Rich Zimmerman
  • Beth Herman
  • * - Elected

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Flood Control Liason Committee

Meets as needed at Village Hall
Members serve a 1 Year Term

Mission Statement
Develop flood control programs as well as flood control alternatives. The Flood Committee reviews a variety of possible floodplain management measures in five general categories: flood control, property protection, emergency services, regulations, and post-flood mitigation.

  • Louis Schultz, Chairperson
  • Roberta Rinkema, Secretary
  • Dolores Bogan
  • Simon Koopmans
  • Cleo Smith
  • Patricia Barker, Advisor
  • Frank Knittle, Advisor
  • Mary Ann Thornton, Advisor

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Mediation and Reconciliation Commission

Meets as needed at Village Hall
Members serve a 2 Year Term

Mission Statement
Assist residents in settling conflicts voluntarily by employing the techniques of mediation and conciliation. The goal is to resolve conflicts through peaceful means as a preferable alternative to litigation, disruption or other adversarial actions.

  • Kevin Booth
  • Sylanda Bryant
  • Lela Davis
  • Brenda Houston
  • Kevin Thomas
  • Deborah Ward
  • Pat Mahon, Advisor

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Neighborhood Groups Organizing Committee

Meets the 4th Saturday of every month at 8:30am at Village Hall
Members serve a 1 Year Term

Mission Statement
To initiate, organize and publicize neighborhood groups for the purpose of bringing people together, establishing dialogue, and maintaining the Village of South Holland values in order to improve neighborhoods and our community, and enhance communication with the Village government.

  • Hortense Harris, Chairperson
  • Laura Hogan, Secretary
  • Chestine Allen
  • Jackie Cooney
  • James Glover
  • Cindy Lindquist
  • Stacy MaGee
  • Pamela Stallings
  • Andrew Johnson, Jr., Advisor
  • Mary Ann Thornton, Advisor

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Park Advisory Committee

Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from March to October at 7:00pm at the Community Center
Members serve a 3 Year Term

Mission Statement
Advise the Recreational Services Department in ways to provide meaningful and safe recreational experiences through a variety of programs and facilities, creating a sense of well being and opportunities for enrichment among all participants.

  • Derrick Baker
  • Jerome Bridges
  • La Nade Bridges
  • Angela Campbell
  • Cary Holman, Jr.
  • Matt Waterstone
  • Andrew Johnson, Jr., Advisor
  • Ed Stewart, Advisor

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Planning and Development Commission

Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm at Village Hall
Members serve a 4 Year Term

Mission Statement
Prepare and recommend to the Village Board of Trustees a comprehensive plan of public improvements with an eye on present and future developoment or redevelopment in the Village. Such a plan includes requirements in reference to streets, alleys, ways for public service facilities, parks, playgrounds, school grounds and other public grounds. The Commission prepares and recommends to the Board of Trustees from time to time such changes in the plan and/or specific improvements to the plan.

  • John Russell, Chairperson
  • Roberta Rinkema, Secretary
  • Rasheed Bonds
  • Zollie Carradine
  • Roger DeGraff
  • Bennie Martin
  • Joan Summit
  • Don Van Deursen
  • Rick Furst, Advisor
  • John Hiskes, Advisor
  • Frank Knittle, Advisor

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Police Pension Board

Meets quarterly at Village Hall
Members serve a 3 Year Term

Mission Statement
The Board is charged with the responsibility of establishing and administering the police pension fund, for the benefit of its police officers and of their surviving spouses, children and certain other dependents.
One member elected by retired officers, two members elected by current officers, two members appointed by the Mayor.

  • Mike Zackavec, President *
  • Rich Good *
  • William Stegenga *
  • Rich Zimmerman
  • Beth Herman
  • * - Elected

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Public
  • Michael Nylen, Chairperson
  • Alfonso Surrett
  • Stephanie Walters-Jackson
  • Ronda Williams
  • Richard Zekveld
  • Cynthia Doorn-Nylen, Advisor
  • Mary Ann Thornton, Advisor

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Urban

Meets 4 times a year at the Community Center
Members serve a 3 Year Term

Mission Statement
Preserve and protect the urban forest. The South Holland Urban Forest Commission promotes tree planting and proper maintenance of public and privately owned trees.

  • Ed Harris, Chairperson
  • Laurie Boomsma
  • Ellen Broadway
  • Paul Strand
  • Dave Gouwens, Arborist
  • Cynthia Doorn-Nylen, Advisor
  • Jeff Hon, Advisor
  • Andrew Johnson, Jr., Advisor
  • Ed Stewart, Advisor

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Youth Commission

Meets the 1st Saturday of every month at 9:00am at the Faith Family Future Center
Members serve a 1 Year Term

Mission Statement
Recognizing the importance of positive opportunities for South Holland youth in all areas of life and personal development, the South Holland Youth Commission is committed to compiling and disseminating timely and accurate information on the broad range of opportunities and services available with the various groups and organizations in South Holland. They work along side of the South Holland Youth Task Force. This is intended to be a community resource for youth and parents. The commission will bring focus to the importance of the availability of excellent youth activities and services. It will emphasize the availability of existing opportunities, and create an awareness of the need for improvement in, or the creation of new opportunities.

  • Prince Reed, Chairperson
  • Vickie Perkins, Secretary
  • Antone Adams
  • Eric Bruinsma
  • Jan Mulder
  • Ed Stewart
  • Cynthia Doorn-Nylen, Advisor
  • Mary Ann Thornton, Advisor

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