Board of Directors
CLCJAWA is run by a Board of Directors. Each member community selects a Director and an Alternate Director to serve on the Board of Directors. Each appointment is for a two-year term. The Board of Directors then appoint the following officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. The current Board of Directors are listed below. Click here to see all the past Chairman's of the Board
Richard Hill - Chair
Village of Round Lake Beach - Mayor
I've been a resident of Round Lake Beach since 1977, Mayor since April of 2001 and a Village Trustee from 1995 to 2001. I've worked with the public since I was 15 and enjoy helping solve people's problems. Giving back to my community has always been important to me whether it's through the Boy Scouts, Round Lake Area Lake Management Organization, President and Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner of the Round Lake Area Park District, Round Lake Beach Trustee or my current position as Mayor. I also serve as Chairman of the Board for the Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (they provide our Lake Michigan drinking water), Board Member (Former Chairman) of the Northwest Lake County Wholesale Sewer Policy Advisory Committee, Board Member (Former Chairman) of Cencom (police & fire dispatch center for the Round Lake Area, Barrington and Antioch), Treasurer for the Lake County Municipal League and a Vice-President of the Illinois Municipal League.
Alternate Director - Chuck Husk, Village Trustee
Dominic Marturano - Vice Chair
Village of Lindenhurst - Mayor
Moved to Lindenhurst in 1987, is married to wife Linda, and has 2 grown children: Vince and Michelle.
Employed at Uline for the past 12 years in Pleasant Prairie as a Senior Manager of Information Technology. Prior to Uline, worked for 27+ years at American Hospital Supply/Baxter Healthcare/Allegiance Healthcare/Cardinal Health as a senior IT leader. Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from the College of Lake County.
Current Board member (Vice Chair) of the Lake County Municipal League; Current Board member (Vice Chair) of the Central Lake County Joint Action Waterway Agency (CLCJAWA); Alternate Director for the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO). Current Board member and President of the Lake Villa Township Lions Club; Member of Prince of Peace parish.
Have and continue to be invested in our community. Former HOA Board member, long-time volunteer of Lindenfest and Lindenhurst Park District events, supporter of Lake Villa District Library annual fundraiser, former coach and Board member of Girls Iceless Hockey, former coach and referee of Lindenhurst Youth soccer , former liaison to the Lake Villa Fire Protection District, and former President of the Lake Villa Fire Protection District Pension Fund Board.
Alternate Director - Dawn Suchy, Village Trustee
Mayor Rhett Taylor - Treasurer
Village of Grayslake - Mayor
Alternate Director - Shawn Vogel, Village Trustee
Mayor Kristina Kovarik
Village of Gurnee - Mayor
Kristina has lived in Southridge with her husband and children since 1992. Prior to becoming Mayor, she served on the Plan Commission for two years and as a Village Trustee for six years. She also serves on the Board of Healthy Community-Healthy Youth, Lake County Affordable Housing Commission, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, and the Central Lake County Water Agency. She is active in many community service organizations including Meals on Wheels volunteer, Exchange Club member, and serves as an election judge. Kristina is currently employed in the financial services industry.
Alternate Director - Jeanne Balmes, Village Trustee
Mayor Kathleen O'hara
Village of Lake Bluff - Mayor
Alternate Director - Mark Dewart, Village Trustee
Village of Gurnee - County Board Member
Alternate Director - Craig Taylor, County Board Member
Mayor James McDonald
Village of Lake Villa - Mayor
Alternate Director - Karen Harms, Village Trustee
Mayor Terry Weppler
Village of Libertyville - Mayor
Alternate Director - Jay Justice, Village Trustee
Mayor Steve Lentz
Village of Mundelein - Mayor
Alternate Director - Dawn Abernathy, Village Trustee
Round Lake Consortium - Village Trustee
Director to C.L.C.J.A.W.A. for Round Lake Consortium, Alternate to J.E.T.S. Board, Alternate to S.A.W.A. and Vice President for Dollars for Scholars.
I have resided with my family in Round Lake Heights for 38 years. I became involved in our local government 17 years ago because I believed I could help make a difference. My life and our village has seen many changes during my 4 ½ terms in office. Personally, the marriage of my children and the birth of my seven grandchildren. Governmentally, a village that went from operating in the red with minimal police coverage to a village that operates in the black and full time police coverage. The department has 5 full time officers. With new development, new parks, and the addition of the middle school. Round Lake Heights has grown two fold.
When I was elected to my first term the party slogan was "Party for the People". I believe I have upheld that motto and will continue to do so, both as Trustee as well as in my personal life.