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Council of Mayors

The Council of Mayors' charge is to provide a conduit for communication between local elected officials and regional transportation agencies. The Executive Committee of the Council of Mayors was formed in 1981 to provide a link among the councils and also between the councils and the metropolitan planning organization (MPO). The executive committee was organized to formalize and strengthen the input from the region's municipalities regarding regional transportation planning and programming decisions. The committee helps to develop policies to assist the region in meeting air quality and transportation planning requirements and to assure regional equity in planning and funding decisions.

The council's 2022 meeting schedule is as follows:

  • January 25, 2022
  • April 19, 2022
  • July 19, 2022
  • September 13, 2022


See current and archived meeting materials. Watch meeting recordings on CMAP's YouTube channel.

Committee members

The Council of Mayors is composed of the chief executives of the 283 municipalities in the seven-county CMAP region, organized into 11 subregional councils — plus the City of Chicago. Each of the subregional councils appoints two members to serve on the Executive Committee:

North Shore

  • President Greg Lungmus, Northfield
  • Mayor George Van Dusen, Skokie

Northwest

  • President Karen Darch, Barrington
  • President Thomas Hayes, Arlington Heights

North Central

  • President Jeffrey Sherwin, Northlake
  • Mayor Joseph Tamburino, Hillside

Central

  • President Jim Discipio, LaGrange Park
  • President Alice Gallagher, Western Springs

Southwest

  • President Dave Brady, Bedford Park
  • President Mary Werner, Worth

South

  • President Michael Einhorn, Crete
  • President Bob Kolosh, Thorton

DuPage

  • President Len Austin, Clarendon Hills
  • Mayor Gary Grasso, Burr Ridge

Kane

  • Mayor Jeffery Schielke, Batavia
  • President John Skillman, Carpentersville

Lake

  • Mayor Leon Rockingham, North Chicago
  • President Glenn Ryback, Wadsworth

McHenry

  • President Richard Mack, Ringwood
  • Mayor Emily Berendt, Bull Valley

Will

  • President Keith Ogle, Frankfurt
  • Mayor Teresa Kernc, Diamond
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Council of Mayors

The Council of Mayors' charge is to provide a conduit for communication between local elected officials and regional transportation agencies. The Executive Committee of the Council of Mayors was formed in 1981 to provide a link among the councils and also between the councils and the metropolitan planning organization (MPO). The executive committee was organized to formalize and strengthen the input from the region's municipalities regarding regional transportation planning and programming decisions. The committee helps to develop policies to assist the region in meeting air quality and transportation planning requirements and to assure regional equity in planning and funding decisions.

The council's 2022 meeting schedule is as follows:

  • January 25, 2022
  • April 19, 2022
  • July 19, 2022
  • September 13, 2022


See current and archived meeting materials. Watch meeting recordings on CMAP's YouTube channel.

Committee members

The Council of Mayors is composed of the chief executives of the 283 municipalities in the seven-county CMAP region, organized into 11 subregional councils — plus the City of Chicago. Each of the subregional councils appoints two members to serve on the Executive Committee:

North Shore

  • President Greg Lungmus, Northfield
  • Mayor George Van Dusen, Skokie

Northwest

  • President Karen Darch, Barrington
  • President Thomas Hayes, Arlington Heights

North Central

  • President Jeffrey Sherwin, Northlake
  • Mayor Joseph Tamburino, Hillside

Central

  • President Jim Discipio, LaGrange Park
  • President Alice Gallagher, Western Springs

Southwest

  • President Dave Brady, Bedford Park
  • President Mary Werner, Worth

South

  • President Michael Einhorn, Crete
  • President Bob Kolosh, Thorton

DuPage

  • President Len Austin, Clarendon Hills
  • Mayor Gary Grasso, Burr Ridge

Kane

  • Mayor Jeffery Schielke, Batavia
  • President John Skillman, Carpentersville

Lake

  • Mayor Leon Rockingham, North Chicago
  • President Glenn Ryback, Wadsworth

McHenry

  • President Richard Mack, Ringwood
  • Mayor Emily Berendt, Bull Valley

Will

  • President Keith Ogle, Frankfurt
  • Mayor Teresa Kernc, Diamond
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