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