The Village of Riverside’s commission structure is unique in the extent of resident involvement it provides on a wide range of issues affecting our Village and its residents.  Commissions provide a critical advisory role to the Village Board of Trustees and are a valuable aspect of our local government.  Time commitment is typically one meeting per month.  If you would like to serve your Village, a commission is an excellent place to make a difference.  If you would like any additional information about a particular commission, please contact President Ben Sells at

There are currently vacancies on the following commissions:

The Historical Commission operates and maintains the Riverside Historical Museum, receiving, identifying, and preserving historical records. Its members also identify any buildings that have historical significance and keep current an official history of the Village.

The Landscape Advisory Commission prepares and recommends to the Boards of Trustees a master landscape plan for all public areas, prepares an inventory of all trees and plantings within Riverside parks, and advises the Board of Trustees on treatment and disease prevention methods for all plantings.

The Safe Environment Commission studies and reports to the Board of Trustees on traffic and other public safety hazards, and makes recommendations on the elimination of such hazards.