Village of Orland Park Seeks Residents’ Feedback.

The Veterans Commission was established in the late 1980s. It includes nine members to be appointed by the Village President with the advice and consent of the Trustees. The members serve terms of one year, which shall begin on the first Monday in June and expire on the first Monday in June of the following year. Members are selected on the basis of experience and/or knowledge of veteran affairs and concerns, and the members shall have served in one of the American military branches and have been honorably discharged. Failure to attend four regular meetings within any one-year period, without reasonable excuse, shall constitute sufficient grounds for termination of the member's appointment.

The purpose of the Veterans Commission is to promote veterans awareness within the community by planning events that promote basic American values such as patriotic holiday ceremonies, programs relating to veterans affairs, and supporting veterans & current members of the military and their families.  

The goals are to support local veteran organizations, raise awareness of veterans need and their contribution to society and enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Duties:
•Study and consider possible activities, informational, educational and recreational.
•Recommend to the President and Board of Trustees activities relating to veteran affairs.
•Provide joint sponsorship of programs with Village veteran's groups such as Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
•Plan and give programs relating to veteran affairs in the school districts.
•Provide a program for special recognition of veterans and their families.
•Provide plaques of recognition for Village residents who become candidates in the armed forces academies.
•Provide for the general welfare of Village residents.
 
The commission meets at least monthly, except  during July and August.

RECOMMENDATIONS
•Continue this commission
•Possibly convert to 501c3
 
The village is inviting residents to offer input on the 17 advisory boards and commissions currently part of local government.

We appreciate your participation.

* 1. How can the Village help this Commission or Advisory Board achieve its goals?

* 2. What issues should this Commission or Advisory Board address?

* 5. Contact Information (Optional)

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