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Census 2020: Beach Park Forms a Complete Count Committee
Beach Park will do everything possible to help the U.S. Census Bureau count everyone in 2020.
When Beach Park Mayor John Hucker was asked what he thought was one of the most important things the village needs to accomplish this year, on the list was assuring community participation in the the 2020 Census. “It is something very important to our village, but really, it’s important to the region and to all of Lake County as well,” Mayor Hucker said.
This summer, Beach Park became one of the first communities in the region to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau by launching a Complete Count Committee in support of the decennial census.
Mayor Hucker tapped Trustee Regina Miller to lead the committee for Beach Park. According to Trustee Miller, “The Complete Count Committee will be essential in emphasizing the local importance of this giant federal effort.”
What Exactly is a Complete Count Committee?
A Complete Count Committee is a volunteer committee established by Beach Park to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. Members are trusted, local voices who play a key role in ensuring a complete and accurate Census count.
"Many people answer the Census because they understand how important it is for the well-being and future of our village,” said Trustee Miller. "The Complete Count Committee will focus its efforts specifically on Beach Park with the intention of encouraging a Census response from all residents.”
Mayor Hucker summarized, “One of the most important roles of the committee is to strategize ways to reach the hard-to-count residents in our village. I am confident that Trustee Miller and the committee will rise to the challenge.”
If you, or someone you know, is a leader from a Beach Park business, nonprofit or faith-based sectors and would like to participate on the Complete Count Committee, please contact the village via e-mail or by calling 847-746-1770.
FREE Yoga at Village Hall
Tuesday, September 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yoga instructor Ashely Modder invites you to bring a pillow and a blanket to this free class for all levels! Join our safe harbor where you will feel secure in the inherent goodness within your heart and in the world. Presented through our partnership with the Zion-Benton Library.
11270 W. Wadsworth Road | Beach Park, IL 60099
For more information, contact Ashely Modder
Join Our Team
We are Hiring!
Maintenance Worker, Department of Public Works
Are you interested in a career in local government? Do you want to be part of a great team located in Northeastern Illinois?
The Village of Beach Park (population 13,996) seeks a safety orientated and self-motivated individual for the position of MAINTENANCE WORKER to perform a variety of manual labor tasks requiring varying skill levels.
General Duties: Under general supervision, the position of Maintenance Worker operates and maintains the Village’s streets, water system, buildings, garages, public property and other duties directly or indirectly related to providing service to the community. This position will work indoors and outdoors throughout the year in all weather conditions. The ideal candidate for this full-time, non-exempt position will be one who can work as part of a team; have a strong work ethic; and is willing to learn and perform a variety of maintenance and construction related activities.
Position Qualifications: Experience in construction and building related fields and disciplines is preferred. Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class (A) or (B) with air brake endorsement (minimum), or the ability to obtain a CDL within 90 days of employment. Ability and willingness to respond to emergency situations 24/7; 365 days per year. Ability to lift up to 100 pounds.
Experience operating heavy equipment – such as backhoes, snowplows, and bulldozers is a plus. Knowledge of carpentry, basic electrical, plumbing, concrete, minor building maintenance, and repairs are welcomed.
Starting Salary and Benefits: Salary range is $21 to $24 per hour commensurate with experience. Benefits include participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, and voluntary participation in a deferred compensation program (457 plan).
Hours Per Week: 40+ hours per week. This position will participate in after-hours call backs and will be available nights and weekends as needed.
Post Offer Requirements: Completion of a pre-employment DOT physical, drug screen and a background check are required.
The position will be open until filled, but submittal by August 31, 2019 is encouraged.
Come be a part of our team and APPLY TODAY!
Submit the application form via e-mail.
Or mail/drop off to:
Village of Beach Park
11270 W. Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, IL 60099
The Village of Beach Park is an equal opportunity employer and as such, prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age.
CBS News talks to Mayor Hucker about Illinois Beach State Park
Mayor John Hucker had an opportunity to meet with Vince Gerasole from CBS 2 Chicago to talk about the conditions at Illinois Beach State Park. View the interview.
FOLLOW UP - CBS 2 Chicago came out to Beach Park again and met with Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Colleen Callahan to discuss Illinois Beach State Park. View the interview.