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.

Fall/Winter Update 2019

Fall is here and that means it’s time for the famous VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARTY! This year’s party is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm.  We will have the Hay Wagon Ride; an emcee; games; music with a DJ; a Riverwoods Police Car with Chief Dayno (he lets you sound the siren!); an engine and crew from the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Department; a bonfire; s’mores; craft table; & much, much more. Come join the fun.

If you can, call Village Clerk Daphne Paras (847-945-3990) and volunteer to help set up on Friday morning; to work at the party itself, or to help with the Sunday morning cleanup.

Congratulations and thanks to the RPC and especially Louise Simonson for the extremely successful Recycle-O-Rama Event held October 12 at the Village Hall.  A great deal of material was diverted from the waste stream. Even better, much, perhaps even most, of the material was “gently used” and will find new homes with some of the less fortunate residents of Lake County.

Finally, please clean your ditches and culverts. The falling leave can make a mess of our drainage.  Please do your part.  If you are part of a road association, ask them to pitch in and help out, too.


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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