Ann Maine (District 21)

Lake County Board Member
Current Term: 2018-2022

Ann Maine

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office phone: 847-857-1732


District 21

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Board member Maine represents Riverwoods, Lincolnshire, Bannockburn, Mettawa, Green Oaks, and portions of Deerfield, Lake Forest, Waukegan, Gurnee, and Grayslake. She has been on the board since 2002. Member Maine is a long-time member of the Stormwater Management Commission and the Lake County Board of Health. Her main priorities are fiscal responsibility, sustainability, preserving a clean, safe water supply, and balancing growth while protecting our natural resources.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2002 - present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserves (2002 - present) 
  • Village of Lincolnshire, Trustee (1997-2002)

Special Appointments & Other Public Service

  • Lake County Minority Affairs (2011-present)
  • Lake County Water Supply Advisory Committee, Policy, Co-Chair (2009-present)
  • SWALCO Recycling Task Force
  • Stormwater Management Commission (2002-present)
  • Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (JAWA, 2006-2010)
  • Friends of Ryerson Board (2002-2016)
  • Illinois Task Force on Plastic Bag Recycling (2008-2010)
  • Lake County Board of Health (2009-present)
  • Clean Water Trust Fund (2002-2003)
  • Waukegan Holy Family Food Pantry Volunteer (1997-2010)
  • Stevenson High School Science Olympiad Coach (2003-present)
  • Along with husband, Lincolnshire Couple of the Year for Community Service (2008)
  • Founder and volunteer, Gardening with Incarcerated Youth Program, Lincolnshire Garden Club (2004-present)
  • Northeast Illinois Boy Scout Council Chairman, Scouting for Food (2009-2015)


  • Lake Forest College, Department of Biology, Senior Lecturer (1993-present)
  • Post-Doctoral research, Department of Dental Research, University of Rochester, Rochester NY (1990-1992)

Lake County Committees


  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Health and Community Services
  • Public Works, Planning and Transportation


  • Ad Hoc Government Reform Implementation Committee
  • Law and Judicial
  • Public Works and Transportation, Chair
  • Health and Community Services (2006-2010)
  • Revenue, Records and Legislation (2004-2006)
  • Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Vice-Chair (2002-2004)
  • Taxation, Elections and Records (2002-2004)
  • Cultural Diversity

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserve District, Voting Member


  • Lake County Forest Preserve, President (2010-2018)
  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness
  • Ethics
  • Legislative, Vice-Chair
  • Land Preservation and Acquisition, Chair (2002-2010)
  • Finance and Administration (2002-2006, 2008-2010)
  • Executive Advisory Committee (2006-2010)


  • PhD Biochemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • M.S. Biochemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • B.A. Biology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Personal & Other Information

  • Married, with four sons
  • Resident of Lincolnshire since 1992