In 2009 in response to the major economic downturn, like many families and businesses, we restructured the Village Organization. One of the losses was our Human Services Commission. But those needs – in particular homeless challenges and senior related aging-in-place challenges – didn’t disappear.

Several times since 2011, I’ve attempted to revive our Human Services Commission. I’ve offered several ideas on how to do that and what such an organizations charge might look like. I’ve proposed funding methods and highlighted other local model organizations we might look to for direction. But those attempts haven’t found favor with recent Councils. Let’s act. Let’s move forward. Let’s engage the power of our community to do good for Downers Grove.