John Wasik

John Wasik (District 6)

Lake County Board Member
Current Term: 2022-2026

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 224-406-6357
Mail: 18 N County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085

Board member Wasik represents the District 6, which includes Grayslake, Hainesville, Third Lake and portions of Mundelein, Round Lake and Round Lake Park. He has been on the board since 2018. 

He resides in Grayslake with his wife and two daughters, owns a small business called JK Enterprises and is a professional speaker and journalist who has authored 17 books. He is also an environmental steward, musician and avid hiker and cyclist. He has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Elected Offices & Appointments

Elected Offices (Current)

  • Lake County Board, Member (2018-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserves, Vice President (2020-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserves, Member (2018-present)

Lake County Committees (Current)

  • Legislative, Chair
  • Planning, Building, Zoning and Environment
  • Public Works and Transportation
  • Rules

Lake County Committees (Previous)

  • Energy and Environment, Vice-Chair
  • Energy and Environment
  • Ethics and Oversight
  • Financial and Administrative
  • Public Works, Planning and Transportation

Forest Preserve District Committees (Current)

  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Planning, Chair
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves, Board of Directors
  • Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves

Forest Preserve District Committees (Previous)

  • Planning
  • Rules

Special Appointments & Other Public Service (Current)

  • Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLC-JAWA), Alternate Director
  • Citizens Action Project of Lake County, Co-founder/former president
  • Exchange Club of Grayslake, Member
  • Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO)