The Village of South Elgin Board of Trustees approved the formation of a Committee for Equity and Belonging during the February 6, 2023 Board Meeting. A task force of community members met several times in 2022 and 2023 to discuss and outline the key aspects of the committee, and they are fully detailed below. In brief, the intent and purpose of the Committee for Equity & Belonging includes:

  • Facilitating community engagement avenues such as surveys, one-on-one meetings and community meetings;
  • Communicating with our community by providing resources in varying languages, targeting communication to underserved groups, and cultivating resources in a variety of formats including through Village staff, printed publications, social media, and the website;
  • Supporting equity and inclusion in the community;
  • Celebrating diversity through hosting events and highlighting the Village’s history and diversity.

Committee members: Jim Clinton (Co-Chair), Ali Isunza (Co-Chair), Al Watts, Patricia Makishima, Brian Malone, Lindsay Leach, and Village Trustee Jim Breunlin. 

The Village Board seeks members for this newly formed committee. An application for membership consideration is available here.

Committee for Equity and Belonging Agendas and Minutes

06/18/24 Agenda
05/28/24 Agenda
04/18/24 Canceled Agenda
04/02/24 Agenda
02/29/24 Agenda Minutes
01/25/24 Agenda Minutes
12/21/23 Agenda Minutes
11/27/23 Agenda Minutes
10/17/23 Agenda Minutes
09/26/23 Meeting Canceled
08/29/23 Agenda Minutes
07/25/23 Agenda Minutes