Steve Carlson (District 7)

Lake County Board Member
Current Term: 2016-2020


Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office phone: 847-356-4167
Cell phone: 224-627-0767

District 7

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Board member Carlson represents portions of Gurnee and Third Lake. He has been on the board since 2002. He currently serves as the chair of the Health and Community Services Committee, and serves on the Stormwater Management Commission. His main priorities are fiscal responsibility, healthcare, jobs and economic development, transportation, environmental protection, and preservation of Lake County's human and natural history.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2002-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserve (2002-present)

Memberships & Other Public Service

  • Stor​mwater Management Commission
  • Grandwood Park Civic Association, President, Vice-President, Sgt. At Arms
  • Illinois Primary Healthcare Association, Director of Physician Recruitment
  • Governor's Council on Graduate Medical Education
  • Albert Schweitzer Urban Fellowship Advisory Committee
  • Chicago Medical School P.A. Program Advisory Committee
  • Illinois Hospital and Health Systems Rural Advisory Committee
  • Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Board
  • Emergency Food Services Board


  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Western Illinois University, 1971

Lake County Committees


  • Health and Community Services, Chair 
  • Rules Committee, Vice-Chair 
  • Energy and Environment
  • Ethics and Oversight 
  • Financial and Administrative


  • Lake County Board of Health - Finance Committee, Chair
  • Ad Hoc Government Reform Implementation Committee
  • Law and Judicial
  • Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Planning, Building and Zoning

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Finance Committee


  • Operations Committee
  • Planning and Restoration
  • ​Greenbelt Cultural Center Expansion Committee
  • Education, Cultural Resources and Public Affairs
  • Friends of Lake County Discovery Museum, Liaison