The Lake Forest Caucus invites you to step forward and serve your community. The Caucus is always looking for candidates who embrace community service as their civic responsibility to serve in Lake Forest City government or on the Caucus Committee. There are two ways to volunteer: on a City Board or Commission or on the Caucus Committee.
To volunteer, apply by completing a Volunteer Profile Sheet (VPS) or contact your ward chair.
Since 1935, Lake Forest has benefited from the talented and committed service of countless volunteers nominated by the Caucus. The Caucus provides a nonpartisan process for recommending qualified volunteers to serve in City government. Each year the Caucus interviews and recommends volunteers for open positions on 22 City Boards and Commissions to provide leadership, establish policy and oversee budgets.
Three Caucus meetings are open to the public – OPEN CALL, ANNUAL, and SPRING. The Caucus Committee meets in closed meetings in the fall and spring.
The OPEN CALL meeting (generally held the third Tuesday in October) is where Lake Forest residents can learn more about the Caucus and sign-up to be interviewed for volunteer opportunities.
The ANNUAL meeting (typically held the first Tuesday in November) includes, without limitation the President’s and Treasurer’s report, and receiving and acting upon the reports of the Caucus Committee, which includes recommendations of candidates for (i) election to the offices of Mayor and Alderman of the City of Lake Forest, and (ii) election to the Boards of Education of School Districts 67 and 115, and the introductions of all candidates.
The SPRING meeting (typically held the first Tuesday in March) includes, without limitation the President’s and Treasurer’s report, and an election for next year’s Caucus Officers.