September 2018 ~ Rail Safety Week ~ proclaimed 9/17/2018
Illinois is ranked 2nd in the nation in grade cross fatalities and 5th in the nation in trespass fatalities.  September 23-29, 2018 is rail safety week in Illinois.  Proclamation

September 2018 ~ Constitution Week ~ proclaimed 9/17/2018
It has been 231 years since the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention in 1787.  The week of September 17, 2018 is proclaimed as Constitution Week.  Proclamation.

September 2018 ~ Suicide Prevention Month ~ proclaimed 9/4/2018
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the US and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24.  Mayor Poynton proclaims September as suicide prevention month in the Village of Lake Zurich.  Proclamation

August 2018 ~ Lieutenant Peterson Retirement ~ proclaimed 8/17/2018
Lieutenant Peterson has officially retired from the Lake Zurich Fire Department on August 17, 2018 after 25 years of public service.  Proclamation.

August 2018 ~ Captain Borst Retirement ~ proclaimed 8/16/2018
Captain Borst has officially retired from the Lake Zurich Fire Department on August 16, 2018 after 25 years of public service.  Proclamation.

May 2018 ~ EMS Coordinator Fuchs ~ proclaimed 5/18/2018
On behalf of the citizens of Lake Zurich, the Village recognizes EMS Coordinator Greg Fuchs on his 18 years of public service with the Fire Department.  Greg officially retired from the LZFD on May 18, 2018.  Proclamation.

May 2018 ~ Memorial Day ~ proclaimed 5/21/2018
Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to renew our patriotism and to articulate our common desire to live in freedom and seek peace so that our Nation's veterans will not have died in vain.  Proclamation.

May 2018 ~ Emergency Medical Services Week ~ proclaimed 5/21/2018
EMS is a vital public service and the paramedic / firefighters who provide EMS services engage in thousands of hours of specialized training to enhance their lifesaving skills.  May 20 - 26, 2018 is proclaimed as EMS week.  Proclamation.

May 2018 - National Public Works Week ~ proclaimed 5/21/2018
Mayor Poynton recognizes May 20-26, 2018 as National Public Works Week as public works provides the infrastructure and emergency response services that keep us linked together.  Proclamation.

April 2018 - Arbor Day ~ proclaimed 4/27/2018
Arbor Day shall be observed in the Village of Lake Zurich on April 27, 2018 and all citizens are urged to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and to support out Village's urban forestry program. Proclamation

April 2018 - Distracted Driving Week -
proclaimed 4/16/2018
Mayor Poynton on behalf of the Board of Trustees declares the week of April 23rd - 27th to be Distracted Driving Week to raise awareness of the negative consequences of distracted driving. Proclamation

April 2018 - Deputy Fire Chief Rick Johnson Retirement - proclaimed 4/16/2018
Deputy Fire Chief Rick Johnson is recognized for his 29 years of service and dedication to the Village of Lake Zurich. Deputy Chief Johnson has served in numerous roles throughout his tenure with the Lake Zurich Fire Department. Proclamation

April 2018 - Telecommunicator Week ~ proclaimed 4/2/2018
Mayor Poynton proclaims the week of April 8 - 14, 2018 as "Telecommunicator Week" and encourages everyone to be aware of the dedication, professionalism, and lifesaving efforts put forth by our telecommunicators.  Proclamation here.
March 2018 - Women's History Month ~ proclaimed 3/5/2018
Mayor Poynton, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, urge all citizens to study the history of the women of our nation, and reflect on the contributions of women in creating a nation where equality, patriotism, and freedom are valued.  Proclamation here.

January 2018 - Poverty Awareness Day in Lake County Suburbs ~ proclaimed 12/23/2018
Lake Zurich supports The Lake County Community Foundation's mission to improve the quality of life of the 25,000 Lake County residents who live in extreme poverty and the 56,000 Lake County residents who are food insecure.  Proclamation here.

December 2017 - Impaired Driving Prevention Month - proclaimed 12/4/2017
December is recognized as impaired driving prevention month. Preventing impaired driving is important to help protect the health of pedestrians and other drivers and reduce the number of vehicle related fatalities. Proclamation here.

October 2017 - Red Ribbon Week - proclaimed 10/16/2017
Red Ribbon week provides residents the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to healthy, drug-free lifestyles by wearing and displaying red ribbons. Red Ribbon week raises awareness of the dangers of drug use while encouraging all citizens to take an active role in community drug prevention activities. Proclamation here.

October 2017 - October 2017 as Community Planning Month -
proclaimed 10/16/2017
October is recognized as National Community Planning Month throughout the United States and provides communities an opportunity to highlight the contributions that sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of the environment. Proclamation here.

September 2017 - Rail Safety Week -
proclaimed 9/18/2017
Trains and rail crossings have been the source of numerous accidents and deaths. The Village recognizes National Rail Safety Week to raise awareness about the danger of rail crossings and precautions to avoid unnecessary accidents. more

September 2017 - Denouncing Federal Cuts to US Forestry Service Grant Program proclaimed 9/18/2017
Federal budget cuts have proposed to eliminate funding for the US Forestry Community Forestry Program which provides essential grants and funding to State and Local Governments to assist with tree planting and environmental efforts. more

September 2017 - Constitution Week ~
proclaimed 9/5/2017
September 17, 2017 marks the 230th anniversary of the drafting of the United States Constitution and Mayor Poynton hereby proclaims Constitution Week be observed in the Village of Lake Zurich the week of September 17, 2017. more

August 2017 - Deputy Chief Finlon ~ proclaimed 8/7/2017
The Village of Lake Zurich honors Deputy Chief Kevin Finlon upon his retirement after 28 years of public service with the Lake Zurich Police Department.  more.

August 2017 - National Payroll Week ~ proclaimed 8/7/2017
Payroll professionals help maintain the economic health of Lake Zurich and have become increasingly proactive in educating the business community and public at large about tax withholding systems.  Mayor Poynton declares the week of September 3rd, 2017 be observed as Payroll Week in the Village of Lake Zurich.  more

July 2017 - Officer TeRonde ~ proclaimed 7/17/2017
Officer Vince TeRonde is retiring after 28 years of public service in law enforcement for the Village of Lake Zurich.  He has devoted a career to improving community relationships with the public.  more.

June 2017 - Bicycle Safety Month ~ proclaimed 6/5/2017
Bicyclists of all ages throughout Lake Zurich will be promoting bicycling as an environmentally-friendly alternative to the automobile and a wholesome leisurely activity during the month of June.  more.

May 2017 - Memorial Day ~ proclaimed 5/29/2017
Started in May 1868, Memorial Day allows us to reflect on the contributions of military personnel and the contributions they continue to make to our free society.  more.

May 2017 - Public Works Week ~ proclaimed 5/15/2017
National Public Works Week is May 21-27 and celebrates the vital role public works plays in connecting us all together.  more.

May 2017 - Sergeant Parlberg Retires ~ proclaimed 5/15/2017
The Village recognizes the contributions of Mike Parlberg's 27 year career with the Lake Zurich Police Department.  more

May 2017 - Police Week ~ proclaimed 5/15/2017
Police Week is May 14-20 and honors the service and sacrifice of all fallen officers and their families.  more

May 2017 - Seat Belt Safety Month~ proclaimed 5/1/2017
Seat belts save over 13,000 lives each year, the single most effective way to reduce fatalities in vehicle crashes.  Mayor Poynton has declared May 2017 as Seat Belt Safety Month. urging all citizens to wear seat belts when driving or riding on our roadways.  more.

April 2017 - Telecommunicator Week ~ proclaimed 4/3/2017
Lake Zurich emergency dispatchers serve daily the public in countless ways, responding to calls from the public for police, fire and medical assistance.  April 9 - 15, 2017 is hereby declared as Telecommunicator Week. more.

April 2017 - Arbor Day Proclamation ~
proclaimed 4/3/2017
Mayor Poynton proclaims April 29, 2017 as Arbor Day in the Village of Lake Zurich.  He urges all citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and to support out Village's urban forestry program.  more

April 2017 - Alcohol Awareness Month ~ proclaimed 4/3/2017
Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous and linked to as many as two-thirds of all sexual assaults among teens.  Since 1987, the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has designated April as "Alcohol Awareness Month."  more

December 2016 - Retirement of Detective Kurt Danielson ~ proclaimed 12/19/2016
Mayor Poynton has issued a proclamation honoring the thirty years of service from Detective Kurt Danielson who has retired from the Village of Lake Zurich, effective December 15th, 2016.  more. 

December 2016 - Universal Hour of Peace
 ~ proclaimed 12/19/2016
Mayor Poynton has declared the midnight hour over New Year's Day at the universal hour of peace.  more

September 2016 - Rail Safety Week
~ proclaimed 9/6/2016
The week of September 11-17, 2016 is declared Rail Safety Week to urge all citizens to recognize the importance of rail safety education.  more.

May 2016 - Mayor's Monarch Pledge 
~ proclaimed 6/20/2016
Mayor Poynton has taken the Mayor's Monarch Pledge to help create a healthy habitat for the monarch butterfly.  more

June 2016 - Bicycle Safety Month
~ proclaimed 6/6/2016
The month of June is proclaimed Bicycle Safety Month in Lake Zurich, and Mayor Poynton encourages all bicyclists throughout Lake Zurich to safely experience the jobs of bicycling during June.  more.

June 2016 - Dump the Pump Day ~ proclaimed 6/6/2016
The 11th annual National Dump the Pump Day is June 16, 2016, a day that encourages people to ride public transportation.  more. 
May 2016 - Memorial Day
~ proclaimed 5/30/2016
Mayor Tom Poynton proclaims May 30 as Memorial Day in Lake Zurich in honor of the military personnel who fought and died to protect the United States of America.  more.

 May 2016 - Motorcycle Awareness Month ~proclaimed 5/2/16
The month of May is proclaimed as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and we urge all motor vehicle operators to join in this effort to keep our highways safe.  more.

May 2016 - Seat Belt Safety Month ~ proclaimed 5/2/16
The month of May is proclaimed as Seat Belt Safety Month to urge all citizens to wear seat belts when driving or riding on our roadways.  more.

April 29, 2016 - Arbor Day ~ proclaimed 4/29/16
The Village recognizes 2016 Arbor Day as a special day set aside for the planting of trees.  more.

April 10, 2016 - National Public Safety Telecommuncators Week ~ proclaimed 4/4/16
In recognition of all telecommunicators, the week of April 10 to April 16, 2016 is to encourage everyone to be aware of the dedication of our public safety emergency response professionals.  more.

April, 2016 - National Child Abuse Prevention Month ~ proclaimed 4/4/16
April 2016 is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Lake Zurich and we urge all citizen to work together to help reduce child abuse and neglect.  more.

January 4, 2016 - Honoring Ann Marie Arden ~ proclaimed 1/4/16
Crossing Guard Arden has served the Village since 1976, demonstrating dedication and a deep sense of responsibility to protect the well-being of Lake Zurich's children.  more.

December 31, 2015 - Universal Hour of Peace ~proclaimed 12/21/15
To establish peace among diverse peoples of all nationalities, religious faiths, and cultures, the Village proclaims a Universal Hour of Peace over the midnight hour of December 31, 2015 - January 1, 2016.  more

December 23, 2015 - Honoring David Bradstreet ~ proclaimed 12/21/15
Mr. Bradstreet will officially retire from the Village on December 23, 2015 after a successful 27 years of public service, starting as a Dispatcher in 1988 and advancing to Police Commander.  more.  

December 11, 2015 - Honoring John Bzdusek
~ proclaimed 12/7/15
Mr. Bzdusek has completed 11 years of service to the Village and dedicated countless hours of public education to the communities of the Lake Zurich Fire Protection District.  more.

October 26 - 30, 2015 - Red Ribbon Week ~ proclaimed 10/19/15
The Village recognizes the dangers of drugs and alcohol and promotes the awareness of increasing awareness of these dangers while encouraging all citizens to take an active role to prevent such abuse.  more.

October 4 - 10, 2015 - Fire Prevention Week ~ proclaimed 10/5/15
Lake Zurich is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the public and urges all people to protect their homes and families by ensuring that all bedrooms have a working smoke detector installed.  more.

July 26, 2015 - 25th Anniversary of American with Disabilities Act ~ proclaimed 8/17/15
On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George Bush.  The Village of Lake Zurich celebrates this milestone anniversary to affirm our opposition to discrimination and to promote full implementation of the ADA.  more.

July 14, 2015 - Honoring Charles Huzsek ~ proclaimed 7/6/15
Mr. Huzsek has devoted 28 years of public service to the Lake Zurich Police Department.  more.

July 4, 2015 - Honoring William Balfanz ~ proclaimed 7/6/15
Mr. Balfanz has devoted 21 years of public service to the Lake Zurich Police Department.  more

May 25, 2015 - Memorial Day ~ proclaimed 5/25/15
In honor of our American Hero's in previous generations and present Veterans who have fought in wars so that millions will have freedom and liberty, Memorial Day is proclaimed as an opportunity to renew our patriotism and to articulate our common desire to live in freedom and peace.  more.

May 17 - 23, Emergency Medical Services Week ~ proclaimed 5/18/15
EMS is a vital public service and the members of EMS teams are ready to save lives 24 hours a say, seven days a week.  Lake Zurich's dedicated life-saving professionals are EMS Strong.  more.
May 17 - 23, National Public Works Week ~ proclaimed 5/18/15
Lake Zurich's public works employees provide services in our community that are an integral part of our citizen's everyday lives.  The health, safety, and comfort of our residents depend on the dedicated efforts of these skilled employees.  more.

May 9, 2015 - Honoring Gary Koelling ~ proclaimed 5/18/15
Mr. Koelling has devoted 26 years of exemplary public service to the Lake Zurich Public Works Department.  more. 

May 4, 2015 - Honoring WWII Vet and U.S. Marine Edward Young ~
proclaimed 5/4/15
Mr. Young is a true American Hero who has not only served his nation in times of war as a United States Marine but also the residents of the Village of Lake Zurich as a volunteer and civic minded citizen in many capacities.  Mr. Young will be flying on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. to see the National World War II Memorial on Wednesday, May 6th.  more. 

May 2015 - Building Safety Month ~
proclaimed 5/4/15
The dedicated employees of the Building and Zoning Division work diligently to ensure the safe and proper construction of the built environment.  Building Safety Month is a reminder to the public about the critical role of our communities' largely unknown guardians of public safety who help assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings.  more  

May 2015 - Motorcycle Awareness Month ~ proclaimed 5/4/15
The Village is partnering with A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc. (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education), to promote motorcycle safety, education, and awareness.  more.

April 25, 2015 - Arbor Day
~ proclaimed 4/6/15
Lake Zurich recognizes the great value trees provide our Village as they increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our homes.  Lake Zurich will observe Arbor Day on April 25, 2015 as a way to support efforts to protect our trees and our Village's urban forestry program.  more. 

April 12 - 18, 2015 - Telecommunicator Week ~ proclaimed 4/6/15 
Over a half million dedicated men and women are engaged in the operation of emergency response systems throughout the U.S.  Lake Zurich's telecommunicators serve the public daily in countless ways and are hereby recognized for their dedication, professionalism, and lifesaving efforts.  more. 

March 16, 2015 - Honoring Explorer Post 2 ~ proclaimed 3/16/15
Lake Zurich Explorer Post 2 began in January 1995 and has provided law enforcement training, leadership skills, and mentorship to young citizens for 20 years.  more..

March 16, 2015 - Honoring Vincent McCormack ~ proclaimed 3/16/15
Mr. Vincent has devoted 20 years of public service to the Lake Zurich Law Enforcement Explorer Post 2 and has assisted with the development, mentorship, and leadership of more than 100 young people and 200 community events.   more
February 26, 2015 - Honoring William West ~ proclaimed 5/4/15
Mr. West has devoted 23 years of public service to the Lake Zurich Police Department in the capacity of D.A.R.E. Officer, Crisis Intervention Officer, member of the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team, Child Safety Seat Technician , and Secretary/Treasurer of the Fraternal Order of Police.  more.

 January 9, 2015 - Recognizing National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day ~ proclaimed 1/5/2015
In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, Mayor Poynton has proclaimed National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to support the 780,000 police officers across our country who put on a badge and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations.  more

January 7, 2015 - Honoring Joe Cuellar ~ proclaimed 1/5/2015
Mr. Cuellar has devoted 14 years of public service to Lake Zurich Public Works and has proven diligent and dependable in his duties as Water Meter Reader.  more.

January 6, 2015 - Honoring Diana Chesser ~ proclaimed 2/2/2015
Mrs. Chesser has devoted 14 years of public service to the Lake Zurich Police Department as a primary support person for all law enforcement personnel and has served with integrity, dedication and professionalism as an Office Manager. more
December 14, 2014 - Honoring Sergeant Yundt ~ proclaimed 12/15/2014
Sergeant Martin Yundt has devoted 35 years of public service to the Lake Zurich Police Department and has made lasting contributions to the citizens of our Village.  We look forward to many more years of Martin being a valuable member of the Lake Zurich team.  more.

December 15, 2014 - Honoring Sergeant Warren ~ proclaimed 12/15/2014
Sergeant Scott Warren has devoted 28 years of public service to the Lake Zurich Police Department.  The Village honors Scott and congratulates him on his successful career in law enforcement.  more.   

December 31, 2014 - Universal Hour of Peace ~ proclaimed 12/15/2014
The Village of Lake Zurich has united with the School of Metaphysics to stand, united in common purpose, committing ourselves in thought and action so peace may move across the face of the Earth at the dawning of the New Year.  more.
December 2014 - National Drunk and Drugged Driving Month ~ proclaimed 12/1/2014
The Village of Lake Zurich is proud to partner with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Transportation Safety and other traffic safety groups in that effort to make our roads and streets safer.  more

October 20-24, 2014 - Red Ribbon Week ~ proclaimed 10/20/2014
The 2014 observance of Red Ribbon Week provides residents of Lake Zurich the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to healthy, drug-free lifestyles by wearing and displaying red ribbons.

October 5-11, 2014 - Fire Prevention Week ~ proclaimed 9/5/2014
The Village of Lake Zurich is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting our Village; and fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk from fire.  more