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Office of the City Manager

      


City Hall was built in 1898 and served as the Office of the City Manager, Mayor and City Council as well as the Fire Station, Police Station and Library.  As the population in Lake Forest grew, these departments moved into separate facilities.

Lake Forest government operates under the Council/Manager system. The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body and includes the Mayor and two Aldermen from each of the City's four wards. The Mayor is elected bi-annually for a two-year term. Aldermen are elected to staggered two-year terms, with one Alderman elected from each Ward annually. The City is also fortunate to have more than 125 residents generously contribute their time and expertise each year to serve on the City's various boards, commissions, and committees.

City Manager Jason C. Wicha is a professional administrator who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the City. Appointed by the Mayor and City Council, he carries out the policies set by the elected officials and is responsible for the efficient, economical operation of City services and facilities.  Additional information on the Council/Manager form of government is available through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

The mission of the Office of the City Manager is to implement and administer the policies and programs established by the City Council; facilitate the attainment of operational goals and objectives established by individual departments; and foster an organizational attitude that promotes excellence in the delivery of service.

The City's internal and external communication programs are handled through the Office of the City Manager by the Communications Manager, who is responsible for public relations for the City, disseminating timely, accurate information about City programs and services, upcoming meetings, and issues important to the community. The Dialogue, Lake Forest's quarterly newsletter, is edited by the Communications Manager and mailed to all households and post office boxes in February, May, August and November. The City's web site and social media are overseen by the Communications Manager.

 

Office of the City Manager

220 E. Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL
60045

Hours:  Monday-Friday,
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Phone: 847-810-3676
Fax: 847-615-4289

City Manager: 
Jason C. Wicha

Events

Historic Preservation Commission (06:30 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
November 20, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

2019 Fall Citizens Police Academy (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Event's details
November 20, 2019
Citizens Police Academy Logo
Time:07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Holiday Boutique (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Event's details
November 21, 2019-November 23, 2019
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Time:10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: Recreation Center, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Sponsored by The Women's Board of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.
 

Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet: Readings set to original music (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Event's details
November 21, 2019
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: lake Forest College, Lake Forest , IL -60045


 

Thanksgiving Week Sanitation Schedule November 25-29 (08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)

Event's details
November 25, 2019-November 29, 2019

Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Thanksgiving Holiday Week Sanitation Schedule
 

Lake Forest College Jazz Ensemble (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Event's details
November 25, 2019

Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

2019 Fall Citizens Police Academy (07:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Event's details
November 27, 2019
Citizens Police Academy Logo
Time:07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

City Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

Event's details
November 28, 2019-November 29, 2019

Time:08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

 

NEWS

Friday, November 15, 2019

Comprehensive Plan Update - Route 60 Entrance Corridor Chapter

The Plan Commission is scheduled to discuss this draft document at its December 11 meeting. » Download Document

THE CITY OF LAKE FOREST
220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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