Jeff Werfel (District 6)

Jeff Werfel

Lake County Board Member

Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office phone: 847-377-2300
Board member Werfel represents all of Grayslake and Hainesville, portions of Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, and Wildwood. Jeff was elected to the county board in 2014. Jeff's priorities include: economic development and job creation, fiscal responsibility, innovative and efficient government management, transportation, and the environment.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2014-present)
  • Lake County Forest Preserve District (2014-present)
  • Grayslake Village Trustee (2003 - 2014)
  • Precinct Committeeman (2014 - Present)

Memberships & Other Public Service

  • Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency Board of Directors (CLCJAWA) - Alternate Director (2003 - 2014), Director (2015 - present)
  • Grayslake Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Grayslake Historical Society Member
  • Grayslake Exchange Club Member
  • Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Conserve Lake County Director (2003 - 2013). Member since 1998
  • SWALCO Board of Directors and Executive Committee - Director (2017 - present)

Lake County Committees


  • Planning, Building and Zoning
  • Public Works and Transportation
  • Ad Hoc Diversity and Inclusion, Vice-Chair
  • Ad Hoc Legislative 


  • Revenue, Records and Legislation

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Assistant Treasurer of the Lake County Forest Preserve District (2017 - present)
  • Planning
  • Rules, Chair


  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing & Strategic Management, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

Personal & Other Information

  • Married. Two children (ages 20 and 18)
  • Grayslake resident since 1998
  • Business/Marketing Consultant
  • Former Legislative Aide/Community Outreach Manager - Illinois House of Representatives (62nd District)