Ann Maine (District 21)

Lake County Board Member
Current Term: 2018-2022

Ann Maine

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847-857-1732
[email protected]


District 21

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Board member Maine represents the 21st District, which includes Riverwoods, Lincolnshire, Bannockburn, Mettawa, Green Oaks, and portions of Deerfield, Lake Forest, Waukegan, Gurnee, and Grayslake. She has been on the board since 2002. She currently serves as a member of the Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Community Services and Public Works, Planning & Transportation committees. Member Maine is also 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.

She and her husband have four sons and have been residents of Lincolnshire since 1992. She has a B.A. in Biology from Williams College in Massachusetts, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester, and is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Lake Forest College.

Elected Offices

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

Lake County Committees


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


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

Forest Preserve District Committees


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


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

Special Appointments & Other Public Service

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