President’s Letter

The City of Lake Forest encourages dedicated and civic-minded residents to participate in their local government.  Since 1935 the Lake Forest Caucus, a non-partisan, no agenda group of 43 elected volunteers has recruited, interviewed, vetted and nominated for election or appointment candidates for the City Council, Boards of Education Districts 67 & 115 and 18 other Boards, Commissions and Committees.  All will serve within specific term limits and without compensation.  The Lake Forest Caucus operates independently and without the influence of outside special interest groups to act as a “staffing function” for nearly 150 City and Caucus positions.

The Caucus has successfully identified thousands of candidates over the years, and seeks citizens willing to serve in the long-term best interests of Lake Forest without personal agendas.  The Caucus looks for people with the right experience to service on city council, boards, commissions and committees.  Desired citizen candidate attributes include being: objective, collaborative, a good listener, a consensus builder, being results orientated and to be friendly & approachable.  Additional consideration is given to how well they will be able to work with city staff and elected city leaders as required.

Finally, the Lake Forest Caucus Committee (the elected delegates of the Caucus) is made up of 43 citizens who represent equally each of the City’s four Wards to serve a 3-year term.

Please consider serving in one of the nearly 150 volunteer positions and complete a “Volunteer Profile Sheet” (VPS) to let us know where you’d like to serve.


Sincerely, Pete Clemens, Lake Forest Caucus President

Posted in President's Message.