Fall 2021 – Open Positions on Boards and Committees

The City of Lake Forest has positions open (in paranthesis) on the following Boards and Committees in 2021 – 2022.  Please register your interest in serving on one of these Boards or Commissions by completing a Volunteer Profile Sheet or emailing info@lakeforestcaucus.com.

  • Alderman – Ward 1 (1)
  • Audit (1)
  • Cemetery (1)
  • Historic Preservation (3)
  • Gorton (1)
  • Legal (1)
  • Library (2)
  • Parks and Recreation (3)
  • Plan and Review Board (1)
  • Zoning Board of Appeals (2)

There is more information on a Board or Committee on the Committee Description page.

 

Michael Alonzi

From growing up in Deerfield to moving my family to Lake Forest in 2001, home, is indeed about where the heart is. It is not about “politics” and the current “XYZ cultures”. It is about neighbors, family and what is best for the next generation. It is not about a dictate but about a understanding, consensus and taking part. My career has spanned from Broadway to the Board Room. Through it all home, family and community was the one constant that has kept me grounded.

My goal for the potentials of working with my community is to give back to my neighbors, friends and family for the opportunities to live in a community where family and friendships are the focus and not the lever.

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson is a President of Forest Builders and Forest Plumbing. He is a lifelong multi generation resident of Lake Forest and an alum of University of Mississippi with a BS in Civil Engineering. Scott has provided expert advice and oversight for many of the Village of Mettawa Public Works infrastructure projects including roads and water lines as well as for commercial development projects. Scott has also served as the Village Engineer for the Village of Mettawa and is also the elected Highway Commissioner of Sheilds Township.

S. Aneeqa Aqeel

Dr. S. Aneeqa Aqeel is an economist and member of the American Economic Association. Aneeqa grew up in Islamabad and Copenhagen. She has a B.A. Hons. in Economics & Management, and an M.Phil. in Economics from University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Her research and interests include macroeconomics, housing, emerging market macroeconomics, and cryptocurrency. As an educator, she has served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Lake Forest College, and a guest lecturer at Loyola University Chicago and multiple economic associations.

Aneeqa has lived in Lake Forest with her family for 11 years and loves the serenity and beauty of this city. An active member of the community, she has served as a Board Member of the Lake Forest Symphony, and as a parent volunteer at Lake Forest Country Day School for several years. Aneeqa is excited to serve as a Ward 4 Caucus committee member and continue to participate in the life and progress of Lake Forest.

Viktor Brisku

Viktor Brisku, his wife Adriana, and their two boys moved to Lake Forest in 2017. The Brisku family selected Lake Forest as the ideal place to raise their family.

Viktor grew up in the Chicago area and attended the University of Illinois-Chicago and holds degrees in BS Biology and BA Psychology. He has over 20 years of experience in technology sales, marketing, and management.

He volunteers in various cultural and community organizations and joined the caucus to contribute what he can to help his neighbors and community.

Chris Casey

Chris Casey has lived in Lake Forest with his wife Eileen since 1995. They have three children who all graduated from the School of St. Mary as well as Lake Forest High School. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chris has been a sales leader his whole career with the past 20 years in advertising sales for business-to-business publications, websites, and digital media. He spent a lot of time volunteering at St. Mary’s as well as coaching youth sports. He is looking forward to giving back to the community as a Caucus committee member of the 3rd Ward.

Stephanie Hadjis

Stephanie Hadjis earned her B.A. in English Literature from Princeton University and her M.A. in English Literature and J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After beginning her career in academia, she has been practicing civil litigation for nearly 15 years. She and her husband, Theodore, have lived in Lake Forest since 2015 and are the parents of one son. She is Associate General Counsel at Health Care Service Corporation, the parent company of a number of Blue Cross plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois. Stephanie is excited for the opportunity to serve such a remarkable city.

Regina Etherton

Regina and her husband William have been living in Lake Forest for the past 21 years where they raised their daughter, Victoria. Regina is currently the Owner/Director of Regina P. Etherton & Associates, LLC., a boutique law firm that specializes in prosecuting Wrongful Death and Personal Injury cases on behalf of significantly injured plaintiffs. Regina has also served as the Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service since 2015, on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Managers since 2008, and on several other Boards. Regina has been practicing law for more than three decades and has achieved many noteworthy settlements and verdicts.

Regina received her JD from Loyola University Law School, Chicago, and her undergraduate BA degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where she graduated with honors (Cum Laude) with an additional teaching certificate. Through the years, Regina has been an active participant in the schools that her daughter attended and enjoys the wonderful activities/clubs and amenities available in Lake Forest. Regina is excited about being able to give back to the Lake Forest Community that has been a wonderful place for her family to live for more than two decades.