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About RFCC

The River Forest Community Center is an Illinois not-for-profit organization that was incorporated in 1975 for the purpose of providing recreational, social and educational programs for the residents of River Forest and surrounding communities. The Community Center does not tax River Forest residents. It is a self-supporting organization that derives its operating budget from program user fees.

During the past year, the Community Center has continued to make improvements to the building, including the following projects which were completed in 2015: 1) installation of new flooring in the hallway and common areas of the second floor, 2)installation of room dividers to accommodate the increased programs and building usage the Community Center has experienced, 3) implementation of a food composting program, 4) replacement of a number of plumbing fixtures in the building and installation of water bottle fillers as part of the Center’s ongoing “green initiative” and 5) painting and other building enhancements to selected areas of the building. Additionally, several other exterior projects were also completed in 2015 including the repair and repaving of the parking lot, replacement of the canopy roof leading into the building, and planting of additional flowers and greenery to improve the exterior building aesthetics.

The Community Center continues to strengthen its partnership with other local agencies and service providers. During the past year, two of our partner organizations, Oak Park & River Forest High School;s Community Integrated Transition Education (CITE) program and Opportunity Knocks, expanded their programs which are offered at the community Center. Theses cooperative program efforts have been very successful and enabled each of the respective organizations to increase program opportunities for participants.

During the past year, the Community Center also added on-line program registration as an option for participants. The on-lone registration is designed to complement the other initiatives which the Community Center undertook during the past year to increase its social media presence and promote its programs and services including:

  • publishing a monthly e-newsletter that contains information about programs and activities
  • improving its website and making it more user friendly and easier to navigate between program areas
  • upgrading its Facebook page
  • developing a Twitter account
  • utilizing Instagram

Participants and visitors are encouraged to check out the Center’s website at to view our on-line program brochure and available programs. As always, the Community Center prides itself on offering quality programs at a reasonable cost and sincerely thanks our participants for their continued support. We look forward to seeing you in one of our programs in the future!
-Dick Chappell, CPRP, Executive Director, RFCC

RFCC Board Officers

Chairman: George Vukotich
Vice Chairman: Dennis Alcock
Treasurer: Amanda Wehrman
Secretary: Cathriona Keane

Board Members

Rebecca Ehart Lew Rieck
Catherine Greendyke Jim Ryan
Craig Ivory Ann Wohlford
Julie Menacho


Download PDF Download a PDF copy of the RFCC bylaws.