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

2024 Meeting Dates

Regular Meeting Date

Alternate Meeting Date*

January 9, 2024 [CANCELED]
January 16, 2024 [RESCHEDULED MEETING]
February 13, 2024
February 20, 2024
March 12, 2024
March 19, 2024
April 9, 2024
April 16, 2024
May 14, 2024
May 21, 2024
June 11, 2024
June 18, 2024
July 9, 2024
July 16, 2024
August 13, 2024
August 20, 2024
August 21, 2024 (Joint Budget Committee Meeting with Board of Health at 6 p.m.)
September 10, 2024
September 17, 2024
October 8, 2024
October 15, 2024
November 12, 2024
November 19, 2024
December 10, 2024
December 17, 2024
*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.


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

Governing Council Bylaws

Governing Council Committees

View a list of Governing Council Committees

Executive Committee

No meetings are scheduled at this time.

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).