Community Relations Commission


The purpose of the Community Relations Commission shall be to foster and promote understanding, mutual respect, cooperation and positive relations between and among all residents of the Village of Niles regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or ancestry to the end that a sense of shared community among residents is strengthened, the value of each individual is affirmed and the constitutional rights of all are realized. The commission shall promote adequate housing for all the community’s people, to create and/or maintain sound viable neighborhoods, to meet the needs for housing and to expand housing opportunities for all members of 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


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
Click here for monthly programs, workshops and resources from Open Communities non-profit organization

Interested in Serving as a Member of the Community Relations Commission?

Now thru 6/15/2022

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Village of Niles Board of Trustees amended the Community Relations Commission ordinance to better serve the needs of the community. Mayor Alpogianis and the Board of Trustees are looking for interested individuals to play an active role to meet the objectives set forth. 

Members of the Commission must be a resident of Niles. Members will be expected to regularly attend and actively contribute at quarterly meetings and give time between meetings to fulfill the work of the Commission.

Meetings will be held in the evening at a date and time set by the Chair to best accommodate schedules of appointed members.  The Commission must meet once a quarter with additional meetings called at the discretion of the Chair. 

Please read the CRC FULL ORDINANCE to understand details including members, terms, procedures, functions and responsibilities.

HOW TO APPLY:  Deadline EXTENDED to Wednesday, June 15, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

All interested individuals should complete an application and submit by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  

For Application:

Click Here

Submit completed applications to 
Village Clerk Marlene Victorine and cc:
For questions please contact (847) 588-8010


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.
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