Standing Committees


The Village of North Riverside is a non-home rule municipality.  As the legislative body of the Village, the Village Board makes policy decisions which guide the Village's operations and enacts local laws and ordinances. The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, appoints a Village Administrator who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Village.  

Each Trustee leads one of the six standing committees of the Village Board.  Each standing committee is structured as a committee of the whole, with the Mayor only acting as the deciding vote in matters that result in a tie.  The standing committees of the Village Board do not meet regularly, as meetings are scheduled as needed throughout the year.

Attendance & Compensation

Members are expected to regularly attend and participate in all meetings.   The Mayor and Village Clerk receive an annual compensation equal to $8,000 per year, while each Trustee is paid $4,800 annually. 

Rules of Procedure

The Open Meetings Act requires the members of the Village Board and their advisory boards and commissions to discuss public business in an open, public forum. This law requires that whenever a gathering of three or more board or commission members occurs during which public business is discussed, such meetings must be advertised through a posted agenda and be open to the public.

Statement of Economic Interest

Per state statute, all elected and appointed officials and local government employees who have authority to authorize the expenditure of public funds, execute contracts and issue licenses and permits must file a statement of economic interest with Cook County.

The following are the six standing committees of the Village Board.