Craig Taylor (District 19)

Lake County Board Member
Current Term: 2018-2022

Craig Taylor D19

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office phone: 224-805-6027

District 19

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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.

Elected Offices

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

Memberships & 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


  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Public Works, Planning and Transportation


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

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Assistant Treasurer of the Lake County Forest Preserves
  • Operations
  • Rules


  • Planning
  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserve District, Voting Member


  • 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. Department (2007)
  • Certificate of Recognition, Village of Lake Zurich (2008)
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International (2010)

Personal & 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