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


  • 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 Citizens Initiative Against Overdevelopment past member
  • Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce member

Current Village Committees

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

Village issues most concerned with

(not in priority order)
  • Returning the Village of Lake Zurich to financial and economic health, and the creation of long-range financial plans.
  • Controlling growth and improving the overall aesthetic look of the community by creative, holistic, and long term planning.
  • The establishment of green initiatives, including a new lighting ordinance that incorporates Dark Sky initiatives.
  • Improve communication and increase customer service levels between the board, committees, staff and the community.