Committees

Selection

One of the most important functions of VMA is to select candidates that support the mission and guiding principle of the organization to run for Village Board and Village Clerk offices. The selection process occurs in the late summer and early fall prior to a Village election. Membership in the selection committee is open to all VMA members and it is easy to join. For more information on the process, you can refer to the selection section of our web site.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please send an e-mail to selections@vma-oakpark.org or call Steve Rouse at (708)927-5565.

Recruitment

While the selection committee selects candidates to endorse, the standing Recruitment committee helps us seek candidates to run for Village President, Trustees and Clerk.

If you are interested in becoming involved or would like to be considered for a candidate position, please send an e-mail to selections@vma-oakpark.org or call Steve Rouse at (708)927-5565.

Public Policy

The VMA Board of Directors is charged with speaking out on issues of local concern within the Village. This is done through careful study of issues and their public policy implications. This work can only be done through the work of dedicated volunteers willing to explore the impact of public policy alternatives. To learn more on how the VMA takes positions, please go to the taking positions section of our website.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please send an e-mail to Lynn@vma-oakpark.org.

Membership

Membership is the life blood of any organization. The Membership committee of the VMA actively works to build interest in the Association by reaching out to villager residents through special events and small group meetings. The Committee also helps plan meetings of the Association including its fall annual membership meeting. To learn more about the importance and benefits of being a member, you can find more information from the membership section of our website.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please send us e-mail to Membership@vma-oakpark.org.

Communications

Communicating with our members as well as with the broader community is vitally important for the VMA. Our Communications strategy has been developed to support our mission through appropriate and diverse tools including our web site, newsletters, news releases, brochures and public statements. The Committee is charged with activating our strategy and assisting with the development of our tools and messages.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please send us e-mail to Jenny@vma-oakpark.org.

Fundraising

As an organization, the VMA raises money through our annual membership dues of $20 per year and through your generous donations. These funds are used in various ways to support our organization including publicity expenses, education forums and public policy discussions. If you are interested in becoming a member, you can learn more from the membership section of our website where you can also pay your dues securely through PayPal.

If you would like to support our mission and donate to the VMA or become involved with our fundraising efforts, please send an e-mail to Lynn@vma-oakpark.org. You can donate by clicking the Donate button at the top right.

Technology

Keeping track of our members is vitally important to our success. Our Technology Committee works to maintain our membership and donor data bases. In addition, they explore new ways to keep us up to date on the latest technology that may benefit us in our endeavors.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please send an e-mail to David@vma-oakpark.org.