Committees exist to enrich Village life and promote collaboration between the government and the community.  Our committees are made up of dedicated Village volunteers, and every committee has at least one Village board member liaison.  Click on a committee below to learn more about each one’s mission and how you can get involved.

If you are interested in becoming a village Volunteer or Committee member- please email Maggie Hamilton Winship, the Director of Community Development at mwinship@village.williamsville.ny.us.

 

Arts & Culture

The members of this committee organize and execute various plays, musical performances and art installations in the village, including the Glen Park Art Festival.

Beautification

Designs, plants, and maintains the municipal planters and gardens at the following locations: Heritage Garden of 1812 at Main and Evans; Village Hall; Volunteers’ Pocket Park; Garrison Park; Meeting House, Island Park Stonehouse and Bridge; Glen Park Pathway. In addition, this committee organizes and implements the annual Village Garden Walk and the Main Street in Bloom Project.

Environmental Advisory

This committee makes recommendations regarding green space.

Glen Park Joint Board

This committee is made up of Town and Village residents who oversee the maintenance of Glen Park.

Historic Preservation

The function of this commission is to recommend to the Village Board properties and sites for historic designation and Village land-marking.

Meeting House

The Meeting House Committee is responsible for overseeing the general maintenance and enhancements of the building while preserving its historic beauty and integrity.

Open Government

The Open Government Committee helps create transparency, opportunities for public participation and collaboration.

Parks

The functions of this committee includes overseeing the Village Parks – Garrison Park, Island Park, S. Long Park, and Lehigh Memory Trail. They plan for park improvements and make recommendations to the Village Board.

Planning Board

This Board Reviews all buildings and signs constructed or erected in the Village.

Traffic & Safety

This committee makes recommendations to the Village Board & Planning Board regarding traffic signs and speed limits to ensure the safety of Village residents and those who use the Village streets.

Tree Board

The Village Tree Board, along with the Village Forester assesses present municipal tree population, and works to improve and stabilize the village urban forest through future plantings that enhance the beauty of the greenscape.

Youth & Recreation

This committee is involved in youth-oriented family activities. Some of their functions include a Halloween Party, Winterfest with sledding and hayrides, a Petting Zoo, and a Christmas sing-a-long.

Zoning Board of Appeals

This Board hears and decides appeals and all applications for special permits from any Village property owner