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Bonnie Thomson Carter
District 5
Lake County Board  

Bonnie Thomson Carter, District 5

Address: 18 N. County St., 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office Phone: 847.546.2888
Email: BCarter@lakecountyil.gov

Board member Thomson Carter represents the municipalities of Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Volo, portions of Round Lake and the unincorporated areas of Grant Township and portions of Wauconda, Avon, Antioch and Lake Villa.  She has been on the board since 1996. Her current term expires in 2016. Her main priorities are fiscal responsibility, preserving a clean, safe water supply, and balancing growth while protecting our natural resources.  Board member Thomson Carter has been the chair of the Planning, Building and Zoning Committee since 2010. She served as President of the Forest Preserve from 2002 through 2010 and 16 years on the Stormwater Management Commission.  She currently serves on the Northwest Water Planning Alliance and the Northwest Sanitary Advisory Board.


Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (1996-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserve, President (2002-2010) and Commissioner (1996-present)

Memberships and Other Public Service

  • Northwest Water Planning Alliance
  • Route 120 Corridor Planning Council, Governing Board
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserve District, President
  • Stormwater Management Commission (1996-present)
  • Northeastern Illinois Regional Water Supply Planning Group, Chair
  • Northwest Region Sanitary District Advisory Committee, Chair
  • IL Association of Conservation and Forest Preserve Districts (IACFPD), Treasurer (2002-present)
  • IL Nature Conservancy
  • Liberty Prairie Conservancy
  • Fox Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (1996-present)
  • Fox Lake-Round Lake Rotarian (2006-2009)
  • Grant Township Republican Club (1995-present)
  • Lake County Housing Authority Board, Chair (1986-1996)
  • Lake County Partnership for Economic Development (past)
  • Governor's Water Resource Advisory Committee (2000-2002)
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Transportation Committee (past)
  • Lake County Republican Chairwoman (past)
  • Gavin School Board (past)

Lake County Committees

Current

  • Public Works and Transportation, Chair
  • Rules

Previous

  • Financial and Administrative
  • Law and Judicial, Chair
  • Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Planning, Building and Zoning, Chair
  • Taxation, Election and Records
  • Ethics

Forest Preserve District Committees

Current

  • Planning and Restoration, Chair
  • Land Preservation and Acquisition
  • Rules
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserve District

Previous

  • Lake County Forest Preserve President (2002-2010)

Personal and Other Information

  • Sole Proprietor of Thomson Carter and Associates Insurance Agency
  • Lifelong Ingleside resident, married 27 years, with children




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