Village Board of Trustees

About the Board of Trustees

Overview of the Board

The Village has a Council-Manager form of government which was adopted in 1953 by referendum. The Board is made up of the Village President and six trustees. All are elected for four year terms on an at-large basis. Also elected for a four year term is the Village Clerk.

The Village Board is the Village's ultimate policy making body and has oversight of all Village functions. 

Types of Meetings

The Village Board has three types of meetings:
  • Regular Meetings: The Village Board holds regular meetings twice a month. At these meetings, the Board can consider and act upon individual matters before it. The Board utilizes an agenda for these meetings and can only vote on matters specifically identified on the agenda. The public is also given time to speak. If you would like to speak to the board on an item which is on agenda, you can make your comments during that portion of the agenda. If you wish to speak about an item which is not on the agenda, you can do so under the "Hear from the Audience" section.
  • Committee of the Whole Meetings: Committee of the Whole meetings are held once a month and allow the full Board to meet and discuss, but not act upon, any specific topic or topics. These items are outlined on the agenda for meeting. The Board may opt to hear from audience members at these meetings, but since no action is being taken, there is no designated public comment period.
  • Work Committee Meetings: The Board has various "work committees" which focus on specific areas of the Village (i.e. Public Safety, Public Works, etc.). These meetings are held on an as-needed basis and noticed like regular meetings. To see a list of the Board's work committees, please see this page.

Agendas & Minutes


The agendas of all regular and Committee of the Whole Village Board meetings are available on this website. Minutes are posted to the same website within 24 hours of the Village Board's approval of the minutes.

Agendas and minutes for the Board's Work Committees are available in the Minutes & Agenda Center.

A schedule of all upcoming Village Board meetings is available at the bottom of this page. A PDF version of the Village's 2018 calendar can be found here.

Regular Board of Trustees meetings are cablecast live on NCTV- Cable Channel 17, and replayed the following day at 9am and 7pm and the following Sunday at 9am and 7pm. Tune in and watch your local officials in action. AT&T subscribers can view NCTV on channel 99, search "Northbrook."

Members

  • Sandra E. Frum, President
    Term: May 2017 - April 2021
  • James A. Karagianis 
    Term: May 2015 - April 2019
  • A.C. Buehler III
    Term: May 2015 - April 2019
  • Kathryn L. Ciesla
    Term: May 2017 - April 2021

  • Robert P. Israel
    Term: May 2015 - April 2019
  • Muriel J. Collison
    Term: May 2017 - April 2021
  • Jason C. Han
    Term: May 2017 - April 2021
  • Debra J. Ford, Village Clerk
    Term: May 2017 - April 2021

Meet Your Village Board

Meet the individual members of the Village Board at this link.