For the third consecutive year, the municipalities in Lake County have elected Mayor Joseph Mancino of Hawthorn Woods to serve as President of the Lake County Municipal League. The Lake County Municipal League (LCML) is a council of over 40 cities and villages in Lake County dedicated to furthering excellence in municipal government through information sharing and networking, intergovernmental cooperation, and advocacy for the common interests of its membership. “We are a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization built by leaders who volunteer to support and grow a substantive, collaborative organization for its members,” states Mayor Joseph Mancino.
Mancino states, “I am honored to be entrusted with the opportunity to serve the Lake County communities through the league’s initiatives this year that include legislative action, public affairs events and speakers, meaningful connections, and purposeful dialogue on important municipal issues. I thank my municipal colleagues for their continued support of our mission.” Since the beginning of his term as President of the League on July 17, 2014, Mancino has passionately answered the call to public service. Prior to his first election as President, he served on the Board of Directors for four years and held the position of Secretary. He has been proudly serving the Hawthorn Woods community as Mayor since 2009, and continues to be active in various forms of government. In addition to his responsibilities as Mayor of Hawthorn Woods and President of the Lake County Municipal League, he also serves as the Executive Board Secretary of the Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus as well as several other state and national organizations.
The League’s municipal membership is open to municipalities and other governmental organizations in Lake County. It is the largest municipal counsel of government in Lake County. Associate membership is open to all organizations with an interest in municipal affairs, providing an opportunity to connect businesses with municipal decision-makers. Associate members also serve as subject matter experts and have opportunities to provide content for LCML publications and events. Mancino believes, “By working together in Lake County, our voices are strong and recognized in Springfield. We have had great success in saving local taxpayer’s dollars by joining forces with joint purchasing cooperatives, volume pricing, and shared service arrangements. Working smarter makes each municipality more accountable to the constituents we jointly serve.”
For more information on the Lake County Municipal League, visit www.lakecountyleague.org