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

Review of the water system and water billing system due to a significant number of complaints about recent water bills…

The most recent water bills have gone out in the last week. In response, we have received an extremely large number of calls questioning the size of the bills. I talked with the utility billing department and with the engineer this morning. We are doing a bottom-up review to see if there is a problem. Our records indicate there was higher usage over the late summer dry months, but we are reviewing: water purchased by the Village; reported water consummation as compared to other suburbs and to past years in Riverwoods; our billing software; water meter reporting software; and every other aspect of the consumption and billing process.

We cannot promise that individual bills will be lowered. We can promise that we will look into the situation to determine what has happened.


Office of Mayor

Mayor John W. Norris

Office: 847-945-3990 x325

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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