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

Welcome to the new Riverwoods website! It’s been a long time coming, and this is only Phase 1, but we’re sure you’ll agree it’s quite an improvement!

We hope that you will find this site both useful and interesting. Village staff will now be able to update calendars and other posts which should allow us to keep the site current and provide you with timely information. If you have the time, please take a look around our website. If you don’t have the time right now, please come back for a more extended visit when you have more time to explore.

Now let me ask you for some help. We need your feedback. Please take the time to let us know what you think and what we might do to improve this site. As I mentioned above, we are only at the end of the first phase of developing the new website. Phase 2 will involve some of the more complicated development steps but steps that are important to our ability to deliver better online service to our residents. The more we understand what we can do to help you and give you what you need, the better we can make the new website.

Our goal was, and remains, to create a website that will be a valuable resource for our residents. We have worked hard to accomplish this goal and are proud of what we have accomplished thus far. At the same time, we are committed to always trying to make it better.


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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