Appointments

The Lake County Board Chairman appoints more than 300 people to serve on various boards, commissions, and other special purpose units of government ranging from drainage and fire districts, to the transportation service boards, human services boards and the Board of Review.

Volunteer to Serve on a Government Board


When citizens participate in government, it enhances transparency, openness, as well as effectiveness because government officials benefit from citizens' input, perspective, and expertise. The Lake County Board is seeking volunteers to appoint to various boards, agencies, and commissions.

Standards of Conduct


As the appointing authority for over 70 local appointed units of government, the Chairman of the Lake County Board has established Standards of Conduct (PDF) that our nearly 300 appointees are required to follow.

Instructions


  1. Find a board or commission that you're interested in serving on by browsing the list below. (You can view the entire list of board/commissions and descriptions.)
  2. ​Click on the name to learn more about the board. Note: When you click on a link, it will take you to a different website. Click on the "Description" tab for information on the purpose, function, term, contact info, and qualifications for the position.
  3. Once you've found a board that you're interested in serving on, check the vacancy column to see if there is a vacancy.
  4. Are you eligible? In some cases, you simply have to be a Lake County resident. In other cases, you have to live in the specific district. If so, click on the district map. In other cases, you can search by your address to see if the public body is listed in your taxing district.
  5. ​Click to apply and complete the online form. A Lake County staff member will follow up with you.
Board / Agency / Commission Vacancy Are You Eligible? Apply
Avon-Fremont Drainage District No District Map Apply
Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Beach Park Drainage District No District Map Apply
Beach Park Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Countryside Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Del Mar Woods Sanitary District No Must be resident of the district Apply
East Skokie Drainage District No District Map Apply
Emergency Telephone Safety Board No Two at-large members must live in Lake County Apply
Fox Lake Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Grayslake Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Grubb School Drainage District No District Map Apply
Housing and Community Development Yes
Lake County Resident
Apply
Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District Yes Address Search Apply
Lake County Board of Health No
Lake County Resident Apply
Lake County Board of Review No Lake County Resident Apply
Lake County Farmland Assessment Committee No Lake County Resident  Apply
Lake County Housing Authority No Lake County Resident Apply
Lake County Public Aid Committee No Democrat Affiliated Supervisor Apply
Lake County Sheriff's Office Merit Commission No Lake County Resident Apply
Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Lakes Region Sanitary District No District Map Apply
Lakeside Cemetery Association No Libertyville Township Resident and have a spouse/family member buried at Lakeside Cemetery. Apply
Lindenhurst Sanitary District No District Map Apply
Long Grove Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
METRA Commuter Rail Board No Lake County Resident Apply
PACE Board No Lake County Resident Apply
Public Water District No Lake County Resident Apply
Rockland Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Round Lake Sanitary District Yes
District Map Apply
Seavey Drainage District ​Yes ​District Map Apply
Slocum Drainage District No District Map Apply
Southlake Mosquito Abatement District No Address Search Apply
Squaw Creek Drainage District No District Map Apply
Tuberculosis Sanatorium Board No Lake County Resident Apply
Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority No Shall be persons of recognized ability and experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business management, real estate development, community development, venture finance, organized labor or civic, community or neighborhood organization.  Apply
Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
Wauconda Fire Protection District No Address Search Apply
West Skokie Drainage District No District Map Apply
Winchester House Advisory Board No Lake County Resident Apply
Workforce Development Board No Shall meet the requirements in the by-laws for representatives of the following: business, workforce, education and training, governmental and economic, and community development.  Apply
Zoning Board of Appeals Yes
Lake County Resident but no two members can reside with in the same township. Apply