Healthy West Chicago is directed by an Advisory Board made up of individuals and institutions invested in improving nutrition and physical fitness for people who live and/or work in the City of West Chicago. This team meets quarterly and includes representatives from the following sectors: 

  • Northwestern Medicine

  • City of West Chicago

  • United Way

  • WeGo Together for Kids/West Chicago Elementary School District 33

  • DuPage County Health Department

  • West Chicago Park District

  • People Made Visible

  • Mexican Cultural Center

  • American Heart Association

  • West Chicago Community High School District 94

  • Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce

  • Community Member at Large


Task Force

The Healthy West Chicago Task Force is focused on achieving healthy community goals and ensuring a high quality of life for all community residents and stakeholders. The mission of the Task Force is to serve as an implementation team on the ground in the West Chicago community advancing the Healthy West Chicago Action Plan. Goals include supporting policies, systemic changes, providing educational programs and messaging that encourage a healthy community. Task Force members include representatives from the following institutions:


Mexican Cultural Center DuPage

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northwestern Medicine

People Made Visible, Inc.

People’s Resource Center

Puente del Pueblo

Quest, Food Service (Dist 94 contractor)

Real Life Church


United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

University of Illinois Extension

Wayne Township/WAYS

WeGo Together for Kids

West Chicago City Museum

West Chicago Park District

West Chicago Public Library

Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce

Wheaton Academy

Wheaton Bible Church

Winfield Township

Zellmer Childhood Disease Foundation

Active Transportation Alliance

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

Aramark Food Service (Dist. 33 contractor)

Benedictine University

Benjamin School District 25

Bluestem Communications

City of West Chicago

Common Threads: Cooking for Life

Community Churches

Community Residents

District 33-West Chicago Elementary Schools

District 94-West Chicago Community High School

DuPage Health Coalition

DuPage County Health Department/FORWARD

DuPage County Forest Preserve District

The Conservation Foundation

First United Methodist Church (Green Disciples)

Gardenworks Project

Glen Arbor Church

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

Mexican Cultural Center DuPage

Midwest Strength and Performance Gym

Northern Illinois Food Bank