Who is Lake Forest Caucus?

Volunteers Seeking Volunteers


Since 1935 the Lake Forest Caucus Committee has been an organization of volunteers seeking volunteers to serve the City of Lake Forest.

The Caucus Committee recruits candidates for Mayor, Alderman, School Board 115, School Board 67 and a variety of boards and commissions. The City of Lake Forest has over 100 Lake Forest resident volunteers who serve on 22 Boards and Commissions. These City Boards provide leadership, establish policy and oversee budgets while working hard to ensure an open and responsive government.
Current Board and Commissions, members and their contact information are listed here.

Residents interested in serving on a Board or Commission can complete a Volunteer Profile Sheet. The Caucus interviews candidates and makes a recommendation to the Mayor.  The Mayor makes appointments with the advice and consent of the City Council.

So just who are these volunteers seeking candidates for these important positions? It could be you!  The volunteer members of the Caucus Committee step forward to serve their community & are elected by mail-in balloting to represent their respective wards for ONE three year term.

The City of Lake Forest consists of 4 Wards. Each ward has 9 representatives and the terms are staggered in such a way so that every Spring 3 new ward members are elected by residents. Due to the staggered terms, the Lake Forest Caucus Committee is always looking for candidates!

The Caucus was recently highlighted by Eileen Looby Weber for the popular you tube channel Enjoy Lake Forest!

Click below to watch the video: