Village of Orland Park to Host Community Workshop

Village of Orland Park to Host Community Workshop
Posted on 10/03/2017

The Village of Orland Park will host a community workshop on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue. The workshop is being held to foster an open dialogue about the structure of the village's advisory boards and commissions.

"The village board wants to increase the community's involvement with the village's commissions and advisory boards with this workshop," said Trustee Dan Calandriello. "We have a long tradition of community involvement with more than 11 commissions and boards and this workshop will enable everyone to be a part of the open, inclusive and transparent process of reviewing these committees."

The public's input is sought for how the village should move forward with its advisory board structure. Current commission and advisory board members have been invited to participate.

"I'm eager to hear from the current commissioners and advisory board members to find out what's working and what's not," Calandriello said. "We're grateful for all of their hard work and we want to give them the tools they need to succeed."

The workshop will include the history and current purpose of the advisory boards and commissions. It will include breakout sessions analyzing the current work and future of the boards focusing on how to effectively improve the groups. The morning will end with a summary of the breakout sessions presented to the village's Board of Trustees. Refreshments will be served.