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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

Bravo Waukegan to Host Annual Benefit: “Music Connects Us to the World” (12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)

Event's details
May 19, 2019

Time:12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location: Onwentsia Club, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

City Council Meeting - "Change of the Guard" (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Event's details
May 20, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Park and Recreation Board Meeting (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Event's details
May 21, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Municipal Services Building, Lake Forest, IL -60045


The public is welcome to attend.
This meeting is not televised.
 

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

Event's details
May 22, 2019

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


 

Ward 1 Meeting (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Event's details
May 28, 2019
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Time:07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location: Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

Zoning Board of Appeals (06:30 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
May 29, 2019

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


 

Lake Forest High School Business Incubator's Trial Pitch Night (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Event's details
May 31, 2019
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Time:05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: LifeWorking Coworking, Lak Forest , IL -60045


 

City Council Meeting (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Event's details
June 03, 2019

Time:06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Lake Forest, IL -60045


 

NEWS

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Beach Parking Plan for Summer 2019 with Update

Check here for beach parking during construction this summer.more >

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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