Speaker Date Topic
Bob Kiely, Lake Forest City Manager Nov 14, 2018
Reflections on Community
Reflections on Community

Lake Forest City Manager Bob Kiely will retire at the end of January 2019.

"After close to three decades of putting my community first, it is now time I shift my priorities and put my family first," Kiely said. "The City is in a strong financial position and has a world-class staff. An ideal situation to be in when you are searching for a new City Manager."

Kiely, 61, was appointed city manager in November 1990. A Lake Forest resident, he graduated Lake Forest College in 1979, received a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 1981 and got his first job in local government with Lake Forest as assistant to the city manager from 1980 to 1982. He went on to spend four years in a similar role in Wilmette before becoming city administrator of Prospect Heights in 1986.

During Kiely's time as Lake Forest's chief administrative officer, he has worked with nine mayors and more than 50 City Council members.

Host: Bob Kiely

Thanksgiving Nov 21, 2018
No Meeting This Week
No Meeting This Week
Joshua Jackson, President Lake Forest Caucus Nov 28, 2018
Lake Forest Caucus
Lake Forest Caucus

Joshua Jackson is an attorney, a partner at Schiller Ducanto & Fleck LLP in Lake Forest. Joshua will speak about the Lake Forest Caucus, of which he is president, the valuable work it does interviewing candidates for elected positions in the city and surrounding government:

The quality of life we enjoy in Lake Forest owes much to the collective great resolve of its volunteer leaders, over many years, to make this city a special place to live. Lake Forest is governed in large part by its volunteer citizens – something that helps keep our taxes lower than most of our neighboring communities.  And each year, there must be new volunteers to step forward and serve in leadership positions such as mayor, alderman, school board, and various other boards and commissions.

In its 84th year, the Lake Forest Caucus Committee, also entirely volunteer and non-partisan, continues to identify, interview, vet, and nominate candidates for these volunteer positions. The goal is simple – find the best person for the position, without involvement of agendas or political parties.

Volunteerism is the lifeblood of our community. And its continued success will be propped up by the strength and quality of our volunteers. To that end, I invite you to fill out a Volunteer Profile Sheet and tell us why you or someone you know would be suited to serve on city council, school board, or our 20 other boards, commissions, and committees. 

Lake Forest High School Madrigal Singers Dec 05, 2018
Host: Zhuming Smith
Host: Zhuming Smith
TBA Dec 12, 2018
Host: Tom Marks
TBA Dec 19, 2018
Host: Jack Manierre
Christmas Dec 26, 2018
No Meeting This Week
No Meeting This Week
Club Assembly Jan 02, 2019
Host: Happie Datt, Rotary Club President
TBA Jan 09, 2019
Host: Cary Nusslock
TBA Jan 16, 2019
Host: Sonia Penaranda-Taggart
TBA Jan 23, 2019
Host: Ron Salski
TBA Jan 30, 2019
Host: Dave Schafer
TBA Feb 06, 2019
Host: Richard Slayton
TBA Feb 13, 2019
Host: Zhuming Smith
TBA Feb 20, 2019
Host: Bill Summers
TBA Feb 27, 2019
Host: Rebecca Tanaka
TBA Mar 06, 2019
Host: Ann Trandai
TBA Mar 13, 2019
Host: Chris Webb
TBA Mar 20, 2019
Host: Jenny Wojcik
TBA Mar 27, 2019
Host: Ellen Young
TBA Apr 03, 2019
Host: Tong Zhang