We are your friends, neighbors, and partners in the community. Our membership is comprised of engaged residents from every neighborhood throughout Riverside. All members are equally valued for the unique experiences, perspectives, and opinions they share for the betterment of our village.
Just as each stone influences the flow of the river, so too can each resident impact the path of our village’s future.
The Mission of The Riverside Community Caucus is to encourage and facilitate a stable Village government. We strive for a politically and geographically diverse membership, and adhere to the following principles:
Village leadership is a responsibility shared across the community, rather than controlled by a minority. Prior to village elections, members gather to identify, nominate, and endorse those in our community who would make the best candidates to meet the needs of our Village and its residents.
The Riverside Community Caucus was founded in 1927 by a group of residents whose goal was to encourage successful village government. The word Caucus was chosen to exemplify the spirit of a diverse assembly, meeting, and gathering of people as a council. As the organization has evolved, it has embodied the spirit of the word by encouraging the community to participate in the process of our local village government. The Caucus has the involvement and enthusiasm of Riverside’s residents to thank for its longevity and rich history of successfully identifying and endorsing candidates for election by our residents. Long-time and new residents of the community continue the work of the Caucus, finding qualified citizens who are ready and able to serve our village through elected office.
Riverside’s greatest asset is its residents! Without engaged residents who are ready and able to step into leadership roles, we would not have enjoyed a long history of successful village government.
Jay Van Cura