Community Relations Commission


The purpose of the Community Relations Commission shall be to foster, encourage and stimulate the improvement of relations among and between citizens of all races, creeds, national origins and economic and educational levels; and to provide all individuals with an equal opportunity to grow and participate to the best of their ability in the economic, educational, social and cultural activities available in the community. The Commission will also assist in the development of public information and related communication programs to enhance the quality of life for all Village residents.


The Community Relations Commission (CRC) is committed to promoting fairness and tolerance in the Village of Niles. If you believe you are experiencing discrimination in housing, please contact the
CRC hotline at 847-588-8089 or email us at


– The Commission shall be composed of five members who shall be residents of the Village. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of this active group that works to ensure and embrace equality in Niles, please submit an interest form: Click Here

Current Commissioners:
  • Joe Kuffel, Chair
  • Carolyn Drblik
  • Vicky Duka
  • Jovan Marinac
  • Jeffrey Kash
The Director of Human Services, Chief of Police and one Trustee shall serve as ex-officio members:
  • John Jekot, Trustee
  • Darren Brown, Family Services Director (or their designee)
  • Luis C. Tigera, Chief of Police (or their designee)
Staff Liaison
Katie Schneider, Secretary
(847) 588-8005


As of June 2020, meetings will be held electronically, see meeting agenda for access link. Meetings are held quarterly.

Tentative Meeting Schedule for 2022:
Thursday, February 10
Thursday, May 12
Thursday, August 12
Thursday, November 10


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. All agendas are posted at Village Hall in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes


Click here for the Community Relations Commission Fair Housing Guide.
Click here for Polish version.
Click here for Spanish version.

Click here for Niles Crime-Free Housing Program for Tenants, Landlords and Managers