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
Dominic Marturano - 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
Education - B.S. Biology - Wheaton College and M.A. Bioethics - Trinity International University
Occupation - From 1991 to 2011 held a variety of positions in the Medical Diagnostics industry. From 2011 to present work in the pharmaceutical development industry
Family-Married with two children
Public Service -Mayor (2009 - current), Village Trustee (2001 - 2005, 2007 - 2009), Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency Board of Directors - Director / Treasurer (present), Economic Development Commission (2003 - 2005), Plan Commission (2005 - 2007)
Memberships - Grayslake Greenery Garden Club, Grayslake Historical Society, PADS Volunteer
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
Village Resident: Since 1976.
Education: Illinois State University, B.S. and Northern Illinois University, M.S. in Educational Administration.
Occupation: Student Service and Community Coordinator, Lake Forest High School. Retired in 2005 from the Lake Bluff Middle School after 36 years of service, 19 years as a social studies teacher and 17 years as school principal.
Volunteer Work: Historian, Lake Bluff History Museum.
Community Involvement: Village of Lake Bluff President (2013-Present); Village of Lake Bluff Trustee (2007-2013); Co-founder of the Lake Bluff History Museum; and Lake Bluff School Caucus Member.
Hobbies and Interests: Enjoys studying local history and preservation issues, reading, traveling and co-authored two books on Lake Bluff history.
Alternate Director - Mark Dewart, Village Trustee
Lake County Public Water District - County Board Member
Jennifer is a Professor of Economics at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Her focus is on smart economic development and conservation of our natural resources. Her students will confirm that she is passionate about efficient investment in infrastructure and preparing for the economy of the future. That is why she decided to run as the Democratic nominee for the Lake County Board. Jennifer is currently the Lake County Board Commissioner for District 15 representing Libertyville and parts of Mundelein and is also on the Lake County Forest Preserves Board. As Commissioner, she serves on the Financial and Administrative Committee, Public Works, Planning and Transportation Committee and the Energy and the Environment Committees for the County Board.
She has been an enthusiastic volunteer in her community as a Swim Team and Water Polo mom, Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout Leader and as a volunteer at the local food pantry. Jennifer lives in Libertyville with her husband Brian and daughters Sara and Mia. Eight years ago, they adopted a beautiful shepherd named Pip from Orphans of the Storm shelter. Along with her family, Pip loves the Forest Preserve dog parks, especially Independence Grove.
Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a BA in Economics and earned her law degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign.
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
Terry Weppler is currently serving as Mayor for the Village of Libertyville, which is located in Lake County.
Previously, he served as a village trustee from 1979-85. Weppler has served on the village’s Urban Planning, Human Relations, Traffic and Police, and Fire Commissions. He is also the appointed Village Prosecutor for the Villages of Glencoe and Kenilworth and has served on the Lake County Regional Plan Commission for more than 10 years.
Weppler earned a BA in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and worked as a police officer, fireman, and emergency medical technician in the Village of Glencoe before his graduation from John Marshall Law School in 1991. He has been active in MainStreet Libertyville, the Jaycee’s, YMCA Indian Guides, Sunrise Rotary, Kiwanis, Libertyville Days, and the Wildcats Fine Arts and Civic Center Foundations.
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.
Alternate Director - Linda Lucassen, Mayor
Interim Mayor Scott Nickles
Village of Round Lake Beach - Interim Mayor
As one of your Village Trustees these are the values I will strive to instill. I’m a retired Chicago Police Officer with a Bachelor in Applied Science in Law Enforcement and have vast experience in the Public Service field and Parliamentary Procedures. Husband to my wife, Julie, father to my 3-year-old son Nathan and stepfather to my 17-year old daughter Maegan.
Former President of PLEA (Professional Law Enforcement Association), Director & Vice President of the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center Foundation and Commissioner of the Round Lake Area Park District. I understand the value and importance of the community and will commit to being loyal and endorse our community’s mission without reservation. As a trustee I hope to contribute my 25+ years in community service involvement.
Alternate Director - Chuck Husk, Village Trustee
Russ Kraly - Vice Chair
Village of Round Lake - Village Trustee
Alternate Director - Mayor Dan MacGillis, Mayor
Mayor Steve Henley
Village of Volo - Mayor
Alternate Director - Carol Porter, Village Trustee
Mayor Lincoln Knight
Village of Wauconda - Mayor
Occupation: 1989 – Present: Window, Door & Millwork Sales and 2018 – Present: Realtor
Public Service: Village President / Mayor ( 2017 – Present), Village Trustee ( 2005 – 2017), Village President Pro-tem ( 2011 – 2017), Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency Board of Directors – Director ( 2015 – Present), Lake County Municipal League Board of Directors – Director ( 2018 – Present), Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus Executive Board of Directors – Director ( 2020 – Present), Wauconda Fest Committee (2001 - Present), Wauconda Park District Commissioner ( 2001 – 2005), Wauconda Park District Board President ( 2004 – 2005), Wauconda Area Youth Soccer Club: President, Vice-President, Coordinator, Coach, Referee: 1999 - 2010
Memberships: Wauconda Lions Club, Wauconda Moose Lodge #1969 and Wauconda Federated Church