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Zion Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

The Zion Board of Fire and Police Commissioners was created by Zion City Ordinance 1131 in 1957.    The Board derives its power and authority from an Act of the General Assembly entitled, “Board of Fire and Police Commissioners”, Chapter 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/10-2.1-1 et. seq.    The function of the Board is to conduct competitive testing for entry-level sworn Fire and Police positions and establish an appointment eligibility list.  The Board is also conducts promotional testing and participates in disciplinary matters.

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners consists of three members, as provided by law, who serve three-year, staggered terms.  Members are appointed by the Mayor, by and with the consent of the Zion City Council.   They are citizen volunteers who serve without compensation.  By State law, appointed members may not hold any lucrative office or be related to any elected official of the government.

Currently serving on the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners are:

Debrah Lewis Secretary Member since 2006
Chris Thomas   Member since 2010
Shawn White   Member since 2013

Diane Burkemper serves as Recording Secretary.

                       
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners meet on the second Tuesday of each month
at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Zion City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Road, Zion, Illinois.  Additional meetings are called as needed.

For further information or questions regarding the Zion Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, please contact Diane Burkemper, Recording Secretary, at 847-746-4014 or dianeb@zion.il.us.
City of Zion, Illinois