Commission Seats Open
If you are interested in serving as a Commissioner for WPB, the first step is to complete an application, including all of the forms below. To be eligible, you must own or rent property that is included in the WPB taxing district. (WPB boundary map can be found here.)
WPB has created standard operating procedures for succession planning, including the required application materials to be completed and the annual time line. Typically, the SSA will receive applications from interested candidates and incumbents in April. New Commissioners will attend Commission meetings as audience members until formally approved by City Hall/Mayoral appointment in September. For more information, please read WPB Succession Planning. All of the documents listed in WPB Succession Planning can be found below.
WPB Commitment Letter
WPB Signed Statement acknowledging receipt and understanding of by-laws, service provider agreement and conflict of interest policy.
WPB Service Provider Agreement
WPB Conflict of Interest Policy
City of Chicago Application (Parts I and II)
The following documents should be submitted after Part I and Part II of the initial application is completed. All applicants should be prepared to complete this form should they be selected to serve as a Commissioner.
City Ethics Form and Child Support Affidavit
Once your application is complete, please submit copies to your Alderman’s office and to WPB for review. If you have questions, please contact the WPB office at 773.235.6385.
Use this checklist to be sure you have submitted everything:
- City of Chicago application (parts I and II)
- Signed WPB commitment letter
- Signed WPB form indicating receipt and understanding of current by-laws, service provider agreement, and SSA conflict of interest statement
- Other required City documents (Ethics Form, Child Support Affidavit, Principal Profile Form, and Statement of Financial Interest) will be provided for reference, but are not required at this point in the process. Applicants should be prepared to complete these documents if they receive aldermanic approval.
- Brief letter describing why they want to be a commissioner and what they hope to accomplish as a commissioner, what committees they are interested in; in the case of an incumbent, a brief letter describing what they have accomplished as a commissioner as well as what they hope to accomplish in another term
- List of addresses owned or rented in the SSA District
- Disclosure of any other neighborhood affiliation (Chamber member, BCO, WPC, etc)