Dear Lake County Neighbors,
It is an honor to serve as your Lake County Board Chairman. We are working hard to ensure Lake County continues to be a great place to live, work and do business by investing in roads and infrastructure, preserving open space, and promoting economic development. Our efforts to expand, improve and maintain our transportation network are critical to maintaining a high quality of life for Lake County families and workers. To accomplish this, we are investing a half billion dollars over the next six years to improve our regional transportation system, and working hard to advance the IL Route 53/120 extension project.
I’m also proud of the county board’s continued track record of practicing fiscal responsibility. We adhere to a basic budget principle – don’t make short-term decisions. We have a balanced budget, strong reserves and AAA financial rating– the highest credit rating possible. We plan, save and invest wisely to yield long-term results. We use data to drive budget decisions and evaluate our performance. We’re also being more efficient by sharing services with other governments, such as building inspections, police services, and joint purchasing.
We are also committed to transparency. Our website ranks among the most transparent government websites in America according to “Sunshine Review.” We broadcast our board meetings on LCTV, post them to this website, along with other videos about county services, send out regular e-newsletters, share information on social media, and more! Check out our Transparency/OpenGov web page.
It’s a pleasure serving as your county board chairman. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Lake County Board Chairman