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.

An Update from Mayor Norris

Greetings! Spring is here with warmer weather and blooming flowers.  Unfortunately, it also means rain, clogged culverts, overflowing ditches and swales, and flooded yards.  Please take advantage of the warmer Spring days to clean the culverts and drainage swales and ditches on your property.  It is required by Village ordinance but, more importantly, it’s the right thing to do.  If you’re disabled, on a small fixed income, or otherwise truly need assistance, call the Village Hall and we’ll see if we can’t find someone to help.  Please try to do it yourself.  You’ll feel good when you get it done and you might get to meet your neighbors when they see you out there getting dirty.  It might even end up as a neighborhood party!


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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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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