Office of the Mayor

Name / Address

Mayor Tom Poynton 
980 Old Mill Grove Road 
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Family and resident information

  • Vietnam era veteran of U.S. Army
  • Resident since 1984
  • Married to Jan
  • Children: Tracie, Kim, and Chris
  • Grandchildren:  Nathan, Morgan, Olivia, Oscar, Parker


  • B.S. State University of New York at Buffalo, Business Management


  • 35-year sales and marketing professional in consumer packaged goods industry
  • Former small business owner

Community involvement

  • Countryside East Subdivision Homeowners representative
  • Booster and volunteer at Sarah Adams School, Middle School South, and High School
  • Quarterback Club
  • Ela soccer coach and volunteer
  • Parks recreation volunteer for Kids Kingdom
  • Haunted house
  • July 4th Picnic, and Triathlon
  • St. Francis De Sales church parishioner
  • Citizens Corp. member
  • Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce member

Village Committees

  • Elected as Village President, 2013, 2017, 2021.  Current term ends April 2025.
  • Elected as  Village Trustee 2007, 2011
  • Public Safety Committee Chairman
  • Finance Committee member
  • Community and Police Advisory Committee member

Village issues most concerned with

(not in priority order)
    • Sustaining and improving the Village of Lake Zurich’s financial and economic health.
    • The continued refinement and updating of long-range financial plans, the Comprehensive Plan, and 20-year Community Investment Plan (CIP). 
    • Controlling growth and improving the overall aesthetic look of the community by creative and long-term planning and infrastructure improvement and limiting tax burdens on residents and businesses..
    • The continued establishment of green initiatives, including new lighting ordinances and Kuechmann Arboretum.
    • Increasing, where applicable, the Village’s already high level of customer service and high levels of communication between the board, committees, staff and the community.
    • Message from the Mayor on Social Justice Rally 6/4/2020 as published in Benchmarks.
    • Simply put … continue working to make Lake Zurich better.