Mary Ross-Cunningham (District 9)

Lake County Board Vice-Chair
Current Term: 2018-2022


Mail: 18 North County Street, 10th Floor, Waukegan, IL 60085
Office phone: 847-244-4314
Fax: 847-599-8852

District 9

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I’m happy and proud to serve as your District 9 County Board Member, representing portions of Waukegan and North Chicago. I’ve been on the board since 2002. I serve as Chair of the County Board's Law and Judicial Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. I also serve on these other committees: Health and Community Services, and Rules. In addition, I serve on the Lake County Community Health Center Governing Council. My main priorities are jobs and affordable housing.

Elected Offices

  • Lake County Board (2002-present)
  • Forest Preserve District (2002-present)

Memberships & Other Public Service

  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Board Representative
  • Lake County Domestic Violence Council
  • Lake County Sexual Assault Coordination Committee
  • Lake County Community Health Center Governing Council
  • Community Action Partnership of Lake County, Board Member

Lake County Committees


  • Law and Judicial, Chair
  • Diversity and Inclusion, Chair
  • Health and Community Services
  • Rules


  • Ad Hoc Diversity and Inclusion, Chair
  • Rules, Vice-Chair
  • Ad Hoc Government Reform Implementation Committee
  • Lake County Health Department Personnel Committee, Chair

Forest Preserve District Committees


  • Operations
  • Rules
  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness, Vice Chair
  • Latino Coalition, Representative


  • Planning and Restoration
  • Finance
  • Gospelfest, Chair