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Craig Taylor
District 19
Lake County Board  
Craig Taylor

Craig Taylor, District 19

Address: 18 N. County St., 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office Phone: 224.805.6027

Board member Taylor represents Lake Zurich, Barrington, Deer Park, Kildeer, and portions of Long Grove. He has been on the board since 2009. His main priorities are transportation, fiscal responsibility, and transparency.

Watch: Get to Know Craig Taylor

In this video, County Board member Craig Taylor discusses his personal history in the area, his priorities as a representative, and flood responses.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2009-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserve (2009-present)
  • Village of Lake Zurich, Trustee (2001-2009, 2 terms)

Memberships and Other Public Service

  • Lake County Public Housing Commission
  • Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, Chairman
  • Homeowners' Association, President (1976-present)
  • Lake Zurich/Nittenau, Germany, Sister Cities Partnership, founding member (1999-present)
  • Lake Zurich Public Works, Chairman (2001-2005, 2006)
  • Lake Zurich Public Safety, Chairman (2006) and Member (2001-2005)
  • Lake Zurich Planning & Development (2005-2009)
  • Lake County Stormwater Management Commission (2001-2007)
  • Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO, 2001-2007)
  • Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2003-present)
  • Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Governmental Affairs Committee (2007-present)
  • Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (JAWA, 2010-2015)


  • Pennington School, Pennington, NJ
  • Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Emergency Management Institute, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Work Experience
  • U.S. Air Force, Honorable Discharge
  • United Airlines, 40-year management employee

Lake County Committees


  • Public Works and Transportation
  • Finance and Administrative, Vice-Chair (2010-present)
  • Ethics
  • Cultural Diversity (Ad-Hoc)


  • Revenue, Records and Legislation
  • Public Works and Transportation, Vice-Chair
  • Planning, Building and Zoning
  • Ethics, Vice-Chair

Forest Preserve Committees

  • Education, Cultural Resources and Public Affairs, Chair
  • Planning & Restoration
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserve District, Voting Member
  • Illinois Association of Park Districts, Liaison


  • Partnership Award, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce (2000)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Village of Lake Zurich (2000)
  • Outstanding Public Servant, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce (2004)
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Village of Lake Zurich Park & Rec. Dept. (2007)
  • Certificate of Recognition, Village of Lake Zurich (2008)
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International (2010)

Personal and Other Information

  • Village of Lake Zurich Resident since 1975
  • Married to Pam Taylor since 1976
  • Three children: Matt, Kim & Laura
  • Retired from United Airlines on December 21, 2009 after a 40-year career

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