Get Involved

Looking for a way to get involved in the St. Patrick’s Parade?

Well you’re in luck. The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is looking for volunteers to help out with the parade on on Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. Download the volunteer application from the Partnership’s website and email the completed form to

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2014 Youth Police Academy Registration Deadline is June 6

The class will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7-11, and is open to kids ages 13-16

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2014-15 Youth Commission Challenge Grant Application

The City of St. Charles Youth Commission is once again accepting applications for its annual “Challenge Grant” Program. Grants will be awarded to youth-designed and youth-driven projects directed toward the promotion of healthy lifestyles among young people in the community.

The Youth Commission is optimistic that among all of the slogans, posters, and activities that could be promoted, the ones that emerge from the thinking and experiences of the youth themselves have high potential for success. Read more »

City Sponsors Blood Drive August 28 at the Public Works Facility, 12 to 4:30 p.m.

The City is sponsoring a blood drive August 28, from 12-4:30 p.m., at the Public Works Facility, 1405 South 7th Avenue.  All donors will receive an Oberweis gift card. Read more »

Blood Drive at City Hall

April 25, 12 to 5 p.m.

The Heartland Blood Center will hold a blood drive at City Hall April 25, 12 to 5 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment will ensure a quick and efficient donation (usually around 20-30 minutes). Giving blood is one of the most rewarding donations you can make, and every donations helps save lives. Schedule your appointment online, at The new online procedure requires donors to register with a username and password. Read more »

Serve On City Boards and Commissions

The City’s various commissions are an interesting and active way to get involved in City government. The commissions discuss important matters in great detail and make recommendations to the City Council. They work closely with City staff on projects large and small that have a great impact on residents and businesses, both now and far into the future. Read more »

Get Involved

Traditional methods of resident input are always available, but the City has taken on special initiatives to proactively seek out the unique insights of people throughout the community and provide different input opportunities to suit a variety of preferences. Every resident is encouraged to participate in any or all of these opportunities. We know how much everyone cares about the future of St. Charles, and City staff want to work in partnership to make that vision a reality.

City Hall House Calls

Up to this point, many of our communication efforts with residents have concentrated on the written word and one-way communication (surveys, City Grapevine, From the Den city newsletter, feedback cards, focus groups, etc.). The only form of two-way communications between elected officials and residents has been on an individual basis as issues arise. The premise behind the "City Hall House Calls" program is to make the elected officials in the community and the City Administrator more accessible to residents in the community and promote one-on-one communications. Read more »

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