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

Residents of Riverwoods,

I have been trying to write a final letter to you as mayor. I have found that task to be as difficult as any I have had in my 25 years in service to the Village. There are too many people to thank and too much hard work by others to acknowledge in such brief space. That said, I must recognize Bill Kaplan and the late Roy Stanger, the two mayors with whom I served as a trustee. Their good work taught me much about how to be mayor and they left a strong base to work from. I must also thank all the trustees and Village staff for their time and efforts that were essential in moving the Village forward. Finally, I must thank all of you for your support. You are the ones who make Riverwoods special.


Village President

Mayor Kristine L. Ford

Office: 847-945-3990 ext. 325

Fax: 847-945-4059

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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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