Positions in City Government

lake-forest-board-meetingPresently, the Caucus is interviewing candidates for City Boards and Commissions. The Caucus strives to achieve geographically balanced representation by Ward in making its recommendations for appointive positions to City Boards and Commissions. Accordingly, when recommending appointees for the open positions, priority is given to maintaining the balance of Ward representation in the search for qualified candidates to recommend to the Mayor.

However, if an interested and qualified candidate can not be identified for a “priority” Ward, candidates from other Wards will be considered.

A listing of Boards and Commissions can be found here.

If you are a resident interested in volunteering please scroll down to see the open positions the Caucus is currently seeking to fill.  If you are interested:

  1. Complete the Volunteer Profile Sheet (VPS) and/or
  2. Contact Your Ward Chair

Open City Boards/Commission Roles


  • Aldermen
  • Audit Committee
  • Building Review Board
  • CROYA Boardcaucus
  • Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
  • Housing Trust Fund Board
  • Legal Committee
  • Library Board
  • Plan Commission
  • Public Service Award Commission
  • School Board Districts 67 & 115
  • Senior Resources Commission
  • Ward Caucus Committees
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

The Caucus Committee

The Caucus Committee is another excellent way to volunteer and meet fellow residents, better understand the issues facing the City of Lake Forest and to have a positive impact on City governance.  Caucus Committee members identify, recruit, interview and recommend qualified fellow Lake Forest residents to serve on the various City Boards and Commissions.

The City of Lake Forest consists of 4 Wards (see Ward Map).

Every registered voter is a member of the Lake Forest Caucus.  However, the Caucus Committee is comprised of residents elected by mail-in balloting to represent their respective wards for a three year term.  Each ward has 9 representatives and the terms are staggered in such a way so that every Spring 3 new ward members (from each ward) are elected by residents for a total of 12 new Caucus Committee Members elected each year.