First elected in 1996, Mary Ellen is the first woman in Lake County’s history to serve as Lake County Recorder.
To promptly record, preserve, and provide access to public records in the most accurate, efficient, responsible and professional manner.
To continue using advanced technology, yet keep the old-fashioned traditions of the office alive. Each and every phone call is personally answered!
We are committed to providing all customers of the Recorder's Office with current and accurate information. Through dedicated personnel and emerging technology, we continue “Doing Good Deeds for You”
Goals and Objectives
Promptly record all instruments in accordance with statutory requirements.
Expedite retrieval and reproduction of recorded documents and continually seek to enhance these methods.
Protect and preserve all public records in an understandable format.
Promote a professional work environment in which our customers and employees are valued and treated with courtesy and respect.
Provide trustworthy, supportive, and consistent leadership to office staff.
Provide staff with professional development opportunities.
Maintain a transparent and balance budget.
Memberships and Other Public Service
Recipient: Lakeland Publishers 1997 "Forefronts" Award for Public Service
State of Illinois Local Government Advisory Board
Salvation Army Advisory Board
United Way Board of Directors