Our Mayor

The mayor is nominated by the Riverwoods Caucus committee and is elected to a four-year term. The mayor acts as the executive branch of village government and is responsible for the administration of village operations. The mayor is also president of the Board of Trustees. As president, the mayor presides over all board meetings and can cast tie-breaking votes. Individuals who serve as mayor receive a stipend and a municipal benefits package as compensation.

Mayor's Spring 2019 Update

Spring has returned to Riverwoods!  Jonquils and crocuses are blooming and the trees are budding out. It is a happy time in Riverwoods.  We just held our annual Easter Egg Hunt and I think everyone had a great time.  We were blessed with sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s. I’m sure the wonderful weather contributed to the large turnout.

With Spring also come rain showers and thunderstorms.  This is a great time to check any drainage swales or ditches that run on, across, or along your property.  Please check these areas as well as any culverts under driveways.  A little work now can prevent a lot of problems now.


Office of Mayor

Mayor John W. Norris

Office: 847-945-3990 x 25

8 am - 5 pm CT

Mayor since 2013

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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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