Cemetery Commission

                                          Cemetery commission
The Cemetery Commission is composed of five members, appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council. Members must own real estate in the City in order to be appointed to the Cemetery Commission. Members serve for a term of two years and may serve a maximum of three two-year terms. The Commission meets quarterly, and special meetings are called from time to time.

The Commission's major responsibility is governing the use and operation of the Cemetery. The City Manager and the Public Works Department handle the general administrative work of the Commission. The City Manager, an ex-officio member, acts as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Commission.

As one of the enterprise services of the municipality, the cemetery is among activities under the Director of Parks, Forestry, and Special Facilities. The Cemetery Sexton is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the cemetery. His office is located in the Cemetery Gatehouse at 520 E. Spruce in Lake Forest.

                                         mission statement

"To safeguard the remains entrusted to us by establishing and fairly enforcing the policies governing the Cemetery's use, ensuring its financial integrity, and enhancing the beauty of the Cemetery site and natural resources for current and future generations."

                                         Cemetery Commission members




John L. Anderson, Chairman

1212 Turicum Road


Lowell Dixon 

756 Chalmers Court


Robert Thornburgh

533 N. Mayflower Road


Robert Wayne

340 N. Western Avenue


Robert Worobow

1230 N. Western Ave #304


Staff: Jason Wicha, City Manager

220 E. Deerpath


Staff: Chuck Myers, Superintendent

800 N. Field Drive


Staff: Philip Alderks, Cemetery Sexton

520 E. Spruce Avenue


                                            Cemetery Commission Meeting Dates
The Lake Forest Cemetery Commission meets on the 4th Wednesday of each quarter in January, April, July, and October beginning at 5:00PM at the Cemetery Gatehouse located at 520 E. Spruce Avenue in Lake Forest, Illinois.

2021 Meeting Dates:

  • January 27, 2021
  • April 28, 2021
  • July 28, 2021
  • October 27, 2021

2022 Meeting Dates:

  • January 26, 2022
  • April 27, 2022
  • July 27, 2022
  • October 26, 2022
2023 Meeting Dates:
  • January 25, 2023
  • April 12, 2023


01/25/23 Regular Meeting Agenda      

10/26/22 Regular Meeting Agenda      
07/27/22 Regular Meeting Agenda      
04/27/22 Regular Meeting Agenda      
03/08/22 Special Meeting Agenda       Video      
01/26/22 Regular Meeting
01/26/22 Regular Meeting Agenda      

10/27/21 Regular Meeting Agenda      
07/28/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/28/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/03/21 Special Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/27/21 Regular Meeting- Cancelled Agenda      

10/23/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/24/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/24/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/23/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      

10/24/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/25/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/30/18 Special Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/25/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/24/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
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