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Students on Boards and Commissions 2015

High School Students Invited to Serve on City Boards

The City of Lake Forest invites high school students who are residents of Lake Forest to experience a unique opportunity serving on a City Board.  Civic-minded students who will be high school seniors during their year of service will be appointed by the Mayor in May of 2015 and will work alongside other community adult volunteers.  This involvement with their local government will help students develop lifelong leadership and business skills.

Interested students should complete a Volunteer Profile Sheet, which may be obtained on the City’s website,, at Lake Forest High School or at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath.  To accompany the Profile Sheet, students are required to submit a one-page essay explaining why they would like to serve and what benefits they and the City will derive from the experience.  A letter of reference should also be provided.  Applications are due at City Hall on Friday, March 6, 2015. 

Interested students will be interviewed for the seats on the following Boards: 
• Library Board - responsible for determining operating policies, which are implemented and administered by the Librarian.  The Library Board meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m., at the Library. 
• Parks and Recreation Board – serves as an advisory body on development and operation of recreational programs, the Recreation Center, the Deerpath Golf course, Forest Park Beach, and all other City-owned parks and recreational facilities.  The Board meets the third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, and the meetings are televised.


220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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