Governing Council

In addition to the Board of Health, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center maintains a Community Health Center Governing Council.

The Governing Council oversees planning and direction of operations for the Community Health Center. To ensure a community voice in the direction of the Center, a majority of Council members are users of the Center’s services.


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted
  • Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center
    3010 Grand Avenue
    3rd Floor, Board Room
    Waukegan, IL 60085

2022 Meeting Dates

Regular Date

Alternative Date*

  • January 18, 2022
  • February 15, 2022                        
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 19, 2022
  • May 17, 2022
  • June 21, 2022
  • July 19, 2022
  •  August 16, 2022
  • September 20, 2022
  • October 18, 2022 
  • November 15, 2022
  • December 20, 2022                           
*All proposed regular meeting dates, with the exception of the Joint Budget Committee meeting, have been assigned an alternate date should the regular meeting need to be rescheduled.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

In an effort to keep citizens aware of the Health Department and Community Health Center activities, Governing Council meeting agendas and minutes are placed on the internet.


  • Miriam Smith-Taylor, Chair
  • Charles Fornero, Vice Chair
  • Miriam Argueta, Secretary
  • Mallory Bejster
  • Yadira Hegar Chuc
  • Manuel "Manny" Hernandez
  • Maria Elena Lara
  • Mary Ross-Cunningham, County Board Member
  • Robert Tarter
  • Lester Washington 

Governing Council Bylaws

Governing Council Committees

View a list of Governing Council Committees

Executive Committee

Nominating Committee

Personnel Committee

Strategic Planning Committee

No meetings are scheduled at this time.

Joining the Council

Find out how you can give back to the community by joining the Community Health Center Governing Council (PDF).