Mayoral Candidate Qualifications

Ideal qualifications of a serious candidate for the Chief Executive Officer of the City

  • Prior major City Board/Commission experience: Plan, BRB, ZBA, P&R and HPC.
  • Must have one term minimum City Council experience.
  • Willing to devote the time necessary to execute the duties of the office. (Required in Charter)
  • Prior demonstrated effective supervisory and leadership experience.
  • Knowledgeable of the requirements and functions for all boards, commissions and committees.
  • Knowledgeable of City of Lake Forest statutes and ordinances.
  • Must understand current issues facing City of Lake Forest and provide ideas for how to best address those issues.
  • Must possess a vision for the future of Lake Forest and a willingness to act in the long-term best interests of Lake Forest.
  • Effective and motivational communicator that understands Robert’s Rule of Order.
  • Disposition and Qualities: open minded, thoughtful, approachable, growth mindset, objective and a good listener.
  • Good financial acumen: comfortable with municipal accounting, record keeping and reporting