Meet the Board
The Village of Round Lake Beach has a Trustee-President form of government. The Board consists of an elected Mayor, six elected trustees and an elected Village Clerk that does not have voting powers.
Council Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located in the Village Hall at 1937 North Municipal Way in Round Lake Beach. These meetings are open to the public.
Village of Round Lake Beach meetings are scheduled for tape delayed airing every Friday at 5 PM on AT&T Broadband channel 38.
Richard Hill - Mayor
I'm your Mayor, Rich Hill, and I've been a resident of Round Lake Beach since 1977, Mayor since April of 2001 and a Village Trustee from 1995 to 2001. I am married to my wife, Kathy, and we have 8 children, Christy, Rich, Amanda, Koreena, Jennifer, Steven, Preston and Madison.
I've worked with the public since I was 15 and enjoy helping solve people's problems. Giving back to my community has always been important to me whether it's through the Boy Scouts, Round Lake Area Lake Management Organization, President and Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner of the Round Lake Area Park District, Round Lake Beach Trustee or my current position as Mayor. I also serve as Chairman of the Board for the Joint Action Water Agency (they provide our Lake Michigan drinking water) and as Chairman of Cencom (police & fire dispatch center for the Round Lake Area and Barrington).
I have seen a lot accomplished since I was first elected to the Board in 1995. A budget with over $1,000,000 in errors has been brought into balance with a healthy fund balance. Many new businesses have opened in Round Lake Beach bringing needed revenue for additional police and public works staff as well as funds for replacing roads, water mains and adding curb and gutter. We have 2 new 1.5 million gallon water towers and a large water main loop to keep water flowing throughout the village.
We have a new police station, village hall and Cultural & Civic Center for our residents. The lakefront park has been redesigned and expanded to include another 10 acres across the channel for passive recreation.
We developed our comprehensive plan for the future of our village in February of 2009 it was reviewed and new goals set for the future. If you like what we've done just wait till you see what we do!
Please feel free to contact me for questions, suggestions or just to say hi. I'm always glad to hear from another resident of Round Lake Beach. My home phone is 847-546-7707. If I'm not available please leave a message on my answering machine and I'll call you back.
Margie Cleveland - Village Clerk
I am Margie Cleveland. My husband, David, and I have been married for 31 years. We have five children; Jeremy, Matthew, Kerry, Timothy and Daniel. We moved to Round Lake Beach in 1980.
I was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Board by Mayor Hill and served as a commissioner for five years. I also worked on the Lakefront Community Beautification Development project. I currently work as a Health Assistant at Beach Elementary School. I have also served as a volunteer at Beach School for 20 years, on the PTA Board and in many other capacities.
I am looking forward to my new responsibilites as Village Clerk and working with our community in the years to come.
Jerry Mattingly - Sr. Trustee
Jerry Mattingly, married to Sue for 19 years, 4 children - Thomas, Jay, Amy and Nicole, current Village Trustee elected in 1993, reelected in 1997, Avon Township Republican Committee Precinct 19. As a Senior Sales Rep. for a major electrical wire supplier, Jerry is very aware of cost containment and budgeting, as well as long range planning.
Larry Mount - Trustee
I'm Larry Mount. I have been married to Sherry for 41 years with two children, Jason (married to Carrie, and the parents of our grandson, Jackson) and Holly. My family and I have lived in Round Lake Beach since 1975.
Community Involvement: Current Village Trustee, appointed in 1996 and reelected in 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009. Past Chairman of Public Safety, Economic Development, Finance and Public Works Committees for the Village of Round Lake Beach. Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Gurnee, IL; Precinct Committeeman for Lake Villa Township #145; Lake County Deputy Registrar; Former AWANA Clubs Commander and Sunday School Teacher; BSA Leader (Eagle Scout), Troop 275, Round Lake, IL; and member of Sequoit Lodge #827 AF&AM, Antioch, IL. Former Director for Callaghan & Co. Employees Federal Credit Union.
As an Assistant Manager for Walmart Supercenter in Zion, I have had to accommodate many changes in my career. I know that change is inevitable and the best way to handle change is to be on the forefront. I believe that the responsibility for finances, planning and policy making should reflect the needs and interest of the village and will do his best to see that these objectives are met. "Round Lake Beach is a growing community that will continue to be a better place to work and live in Lake County. As we improve our community with steady commercial growth, new businesses, and new infrastructure, we bring the quality of life to a higher standard for all our residents."
Susan J. Butler - Trustee
Hello! Let me introduce myself, I am Sue Butler, Wife, Mother of 5 daughters, Grandma of 9. I moved to Round Lake Beach from Rural Iowa in 1978. I fell in love with Round Lake Beach and have been here for 30 years! My 5 daughters are all graduates from Round Lake High School and yes, we have “Panther Pride”!
I was appointed to the Village Board in 2000, then elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. I currently Chair the Public Safety Committee and sit on the Public Works Committee. I also Chair our Special Events Committee for “Beach Fest” our Village Festival held Father’s Day weekend, every Summer!
Our wonderful town has all a family needs, Metra, great shopping & stores, a variety of restaurants and the benefits are endless at the Round Lake Area Park District where I’ve been employed since 1987.
I encourage residents to call me with any questions, comments, concerns or to say HI!
Judy Armstrong - Trustee
I'm Judy Armstrong, resident of Round Lake Beach since 1977, and Village Trustee since 2005. Married to Jim, my husband of 38 years, I am a wife and mother of four grown sons, as well as Director of Business Development for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., where I am involved in all aspects of the business, from financial planning to editing and managing projects.
I currently serve as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee and as a member of the Public Safety Committee. I was recently appointed Co-Chairman of the 75th Anniversary Committee for the Village, and invite anyone interested in helping to plan the celebration in 2012 to contact me at the e-mail or phone number listed below.
I'm also honored to serve as President of Women In/Interested in Government Service in Lake County, Chairman of the Mano- a-Mano Gala; on the Boards of Directors for B.E.S.T., United Way of Lake County, and the Round Lake Area Exchange Club. I am an active member of The Lake County Municipal League Legislative Committee, Character Counts! and Calvary Presbyterian Church.
I'm grateful to serve as your Village Trustee, and to work with you, the Mayor and my fellow board members to help build a bright future for us all.
Please call me to share your vision, to discuss any Village issue important to you, or to volunteer for the 75th Anniversary Committee.
Sylvia Valadez - Trustee
Sylvia Valadez, married to Sal for 28 years, 3 children - Sal Jr., Janina and Sergio, on the Board of Directors for the Hispanic Resource Center, RAFT Advisory Committee and Violence Prevention Program for Round Lake Area Schools, Round Lake Area BEST Committee.
As an Employment Security Program Representative for the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Sylvia understands how important it is to have accurate documentation. Sylvia works with many departments & organizations that will be of great value to our residents.
Thomas Smith - Trustee
I served as Trustee for the Village of Round Lake Beach from 1997 to 2007 before retiring from public service. When Trustee Miosi retired in 2008, I was asked to return to public service and serve out her remaining term. I am very happy that I have returned to work for our community again. I currently serve as Chair Person of the Public Works Department and serves as a member of the Finance Standing Committee. I also serve as the Alternate Chairman of Cencom (police & fire dispatch center for the Round Lake Area and Barrington). Community service is an important part in my life.
I have been married to my wife, Marsha for over 40 years and have two sons, Tom Jr, and Brent. We have been residents of Round Lake Beach since 1986. Our family has watched the village grow into a community that has a strong economic strength and well respected by surrounding communities and throughout Lake County.
The future of our village is full of challenges and issues that are important to our residents and the growth of our village. Our current board is not afraid to ask questions and make the difficult decisions that we face in today’s uncertain economy. I look forward to working with this board to insure that the right decisions are made for our residents and businesses.
I have proudly served in the United States Navy for 4 years active duty, and 2 years inactive duty.
Feel free to email or call anytime with concerns or comments.
Photos by J. Schuman Photography, Round Lake, IL. 847-546-6347