Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wow! Lake County is a Whole New World!

On December 3rd I took off my City Council hat and put on one hat as your Lake County Board Member and another hat as a Commissioner of the Lake County Forest Preserve District. While I could never be finished with the workings and policy of the City of Highland Park, I am very excited to embark on my new positions up in Waukegan and Libertyville.

Up in Waukegan I have been given my new locker, mail cubby shelf, and badges to show I am official. I have been assigned to the Rules, Financial and Administrative, and Health and Community Services Committees for Lake County. For the Forest Preserve I am the Vice Chair of Legislation and a member of the Land Acquisition and Preservation Committee.

The Boards are made up of 21 individual member districts (reduced from 23 prior to Dec 3rd) and I represent (District 11) a great majority of Highland Park, all of Highwood, and a slice of Deerfield. I am excited about working with this new bunch of elected officials I am serving along side. Us 5 new Elected have been received very warmly and my expectations to promote a progressive governance agenda seems to be well received by many.

LCTV is a great communication center for you to learn about Lake County.  County Board meetings are Online as well as the LCFPD meetings. In the future not only will I bring up current issues we are discussing on the boards but would like to attempt to educate you on the services, assets, and functions of Lake County and the LCFPD.