Community Relations Commission
The Wheaton Community Relations Commission is the catalyst to connect all people and make them feel united with the Wheaton community through events, key partnerships, and opportunities to give back.
The Community Relations Commission generally meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at City Hall. All meetings are open to residents. You are welcome to attend, share your thoughts, or observe to see if you would like to apply for a position. For up-to-date information regarding all of the City’s Boards and Commissions meeting dates, times, and locations, please see the City Calendar.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Rachel Bautista
- Meg Beasley
- Saleha Jawaid
- Erica Nelson
- Laura Peccarelli
- Marco Scola
Available Positions: 6
Festival of Cultures
The Community Relations Commission hosted the 2021 Festival of Cultures on Sunday, Sept. 12 in Memorial Park. The Festival of Cultures featured diverse community members at cultural booths where they will share their heritage and stories.
Festival of Cultures Student Art Contest Winner:
Jovana Cordero, St. Francis High School
Title of piece: "Come Together"
Medium: Pastels and collage
Good Citizens Awards
The annual Good Citizens Awards help recognize those who make the generous and often extraordinary contributions that make Wheaton an outstanding community. This may be volunteer service for a school, church, nursing home, civic group or nonprofit organization.
2021 Good Citizen Award Recipients:
- Bill Anderson
- Anjali Bharadwa
- Jacob Kniep
- Chuck Smith
- Vickie Tabbert
- Kyla Farrell
- Michael Foster
- Henry Lytle
- Jackson Moran
- Maryam Tourk
- Natalie Worniak
- Immigrant Solidarity DuPage
- Milton Township CERT Team
Hispanic Heritage Month
The Community Relations Commission leads Wheaton’s Hispanic Heritage Month efforts by sharing the events hosted by community organizations.
Women's History Month
Join the Community Relations Commission in recognizing and celebrating the contributions of women to history, culture and society through a number of events with the City's partner organizations.
Black History Month
The Community Relations Commission leads Wheaton’s Black History Month efforts by sharing the events hosted by community organizations.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
The Community Relations Commission leads Wheaton’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month efforts by sharing the events hosted by community organizations.
The Community Relations Commission is sharing information about the history of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and local events that celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride and the LGTBQ+ local community.
Make a Difference Day
Wheaton celebrates Make a Difference Day on the fourth Saturday of each October. The Community Relations Commission leads Wheaton’s Make A Difference Day efforts, where residents, schools and community organizations undertake projects that benefit others.