Village Board of Trustees

Meet Your Village Board

Village Kathryn CieslaPresident
Kathryn L. Ciesla

1225 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-340-5552 
Email Kathryn Ciesla
Term Ending: April 2025 



Village TrusteeTrustee Israel
Robert P. Israel

1225 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 847-361-1659
Email Robert Israel
Term Ending: April 2023


Village TrusteeTrustee Collison
Muriel J. Collison

1225 Cedar Lane 
Northbrook, IL 60062 
Phone: 847-542-5141
Email Muriel Collison
Term Ending: April 2025

Village TrusteeTrustee Ross
Heather E. Ross

1225 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 773-320-7179

Email Heather Ross
Term Ending: April 2023


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Village Trustee
Johannah K. Hebl 

1225 Cedar Lane 
Northbrook, IL 60062 
Phone: 847-970-1552
Email Johannah Hebl
Term Ending: April 2023


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Village Trustee
Daniel H. Pepoon

1225 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-664-4013
Email Daniel Pepoon
Term Ending: April 2025

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Joy U. Ebhomielen

1225 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-664-4013
Email Joy Ebhomielen
Term Ending: April 2025


About the Board of Trustees

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. All elected officials must be residents of the Village. The Village Board is the Village's ultimate policy making body and has oversight of all Village functions.  

A schedule of all upcoming Village Board meetings is available at the bottom of this page. Click here to view the Village's 2022 Board of Trustees and commission meetings calendar.

Members

  • Kathryn L. Ciesla, President
    Term: May 2021 - April 2025
  • Robert P. Israel
    Term: May 2019 - April 2023
  • Muriel J. Collison
    Term: May 2021 - April 2025
  • Heather E. Ross
    Term: May 2019 - April 2023

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  • Johannah K. Hebl
    Term: May 2019 - April 2023
  • Daniel H. Pepoon
    Term: May 2021 - April 2025
  • Joy U. Ebhomielen
    Term: May 2021 - April 2025
  • Debra J. Ford, Village Clerk
    Term: May 2021 - April 2025

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 twice 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 that 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. Click here for more details on the Board's work committees, which include the following:
    • Ad Hoc Downtown Committee
    • Ad Hoc Labor Relations Committee
    • Administration & Finance Committee
    • Communications & Outreach Committee
    • Community & Sustainability Committee
    • Planning & Economic Development Committee
    • Public Safety Committee
    • Public Works & Facilities Committee

Agendas and 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 Agenda Center.

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Sign up to Receive Agendas by Email

Sign up to receive Village Board and Plan Commission meeting agendas by email. Visit the Village's website, type your email address in the box at the top of the page, and select "Sign In." Find "Agenda Center" and click the envelope icon next to "Village Board of Trustees" and/or "Plan Commission." You will receive a confirmation email to complete the subscription. Agendas will be emailed at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Public Comments

To make a public comment for Board consideration, fill out the Village's Public Comment Form here. Public comments can also be made in person at public meetings or written and addressed to the Village Board at 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062.

Make a public comment

How to Watch Village Board Meetings

For those who cannot attend in person, regular Board of Trustees meetings are streamed live on the Village's Facebook page, on this website, and on NCTV- Cable Channel 17 (AT&T subscribers can view NCTV on channel 99, search "Northbrook"). Meeting videos are archived on the Village's Facebook page and this website and replayed on the cable channel the following day at 9am and 7pm and the following Sunday at 9am and 7pm. Tune in and watch your local officials in action!

Note: Committee of the Whole meetings and Board Work Committee meetings are not streamed live or recorded.