Village Board Committees

There are six Standing Committees of the Village Board. Each committee is comprised of three Village Board members, one of which is the chairperson appointed by the Village President. The committees meet on an as needed basis. A description of each committee can be found below:

Administration Committee – Considers matters relating to personnel policy, transportation, health and such other matters as may be designated by the Village President. This Committee is comprised of the following Village Trustees:

  1. Trustee Kathy Dodd (Chair)
  2. Trustee Peter Barrow
  3. Trustee Dan Sullivan

Finance Committee – Considers matters of finance, fiscal policy, appropriations, tax levies and bond issues. This Committee is comprised of the following Village Trustees:

  1. Trustee Gina Kennedy (Chair)
  2. Trustee Senta Plunkett
  3. Trustee Dan Sullivan

Judiciary Committee – Reviews periodically the Wilmette Village Code; studies and recommends new ordinances and new procedures for ordinance enforcement not within areas assigned to another standing committee or special committee; and serves as a liaison between the court system and the village. This Committee is comprised of the following Village Trustees:

  1. Trustee Senta Plunkett (Chair)
  2. Trustee Gina Kennedy
  3. Trustee Joel Kurzman

Land Use Committee – Considers all matters relating to appearance review, planning, zoning, building and housing, and receives reports from the various other boards and commissions concerned with these subjects. This Committee is comprised of the following Village Trustees:

  1. Trustee Peter Barrow (Chair)
  2. Trustee Kathy Dodd
  3. Trustee Senta Plunkett

Municipal Services – Considers all matters relating to streets and public ways; refuse disposal; water, sewers, and other utilities. This Committee is comprised of the following Village Trustees:

  1. Trustee Dan Sullivan (Chair)
  2. Trustee Gina Kennedy
  3. Trustee Joel Kurzman

Public Safety – Considers all matters relating to the Fire and Police Departments and Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. This Committee is comprised of the following Village Trustees:

  1. Trustee Joel Kurzman (Chair)
  2. Trustee Peter Barrow
  3. Trustee Kathy Dodd

The Village Board also has an Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee. This committee meets with comparable committees from other local government entities serving Wilmette residents for the purpose of maintaining effective communication and cooperation on matters of common interest.

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