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 Letter February 28, 2019

Mayor’s Letter February 28, 2019

As you can see from the various banners and buttons on our web site, the Village has launched the Engage Riverwoods online survey.  Please take the time to fill out this survey.  While the MindMixer host will ask you to provide certain information, that information is for their use in verifying that each person responding is real.  This is necessary to ensure that we don’t get multiple responses from somebody trying to “stuff the ballot box.”

I am also happy to announce that the inaugural Village Wine and Cheese Event, held on Thursday, February 28, was a tremendous success.  Thanks to Trustee Cheryl Chamberlain and Village Clerk Daphne Paras for all their work and a job well done.



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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