Lucy Prouty

Township Supervisor

Telephone: 847-438-7823
E-Mail: supervisorprouty@elatownship.org

Lucy Prouty

Lucy A. Prouty, Township Supervisor
Supervisor’s Office: 1155 East Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Biographical Information: Lucy lives in Lake Zurich with her husband Don and has proudly been an Ela Township resident for more than 60 years. She has been active in Township government for over 20 years and has served on the State Board of Supervisors and the Board of Directors for the Township Officials of Illinois. Lucy has also served on the Board of Directors for the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce and the panel for the Lake Zurich Chamber’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy program.

Jan Flood Dowling

Township Clerk

Telephone: 847-438-7826
E-Mail:  clerkdowling@elatownship.org

Jan Flood Dowling, Township Clerk
Supervisor’s Office: 
1155 East Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Biographical Information: Jan, a Lake Zurich resident and former staff member of the Ela Township Assessor’s Office, was appointed township clerk following the retirement of longtime clerk Bill Donnan. She will serve through May 15. Jan is a Certified Illinois Assessment Officer with 10 years of township experience. In addition to working for the Ela Township Assessor’s Office from 2010 to 2017, she previously served as Deputy Assessor for Vernon Township from 1995 to 1998. Additionally, Jan has been a licensed real estate broker since 1996 and is a member of Illinois Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She also owns her own real estate brokerage firm. Jan is married to husband Joe. Their family includes four married sons, two granddaughters, one grandson and two Goldendoodle puppies.

John Barrington

Township Assessor

Telephone: 847-438-8370
E-Mail:  jbarrington@elaassessor.org

John Barrington, Township Assessor
Assessor’s Office:
 1155 East Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 60047. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Biographical Information: John and his wife live in Hawthorn Woods with their five children.  John has been with Ela Township since 2005 and was elected Assessor in 2009 and 2013. He served as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman with two tours of duty in Iraq before joining the Assessor’s office. John received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University with a minor in Political Science and obtained the Certified Illinois Assessment Officer designation from the Illinois Department of Revenue in 2006. John is responsible for the fair valuation of over 17,000 commercial, industrial, and residential properties with a market value in excess of $7 billion. One of his major goals is to be a resource for Ela Township residents to help them understand the assessment and appeals process. John is offering outreach sessions, public forums and is available for speaking engagements all in an effort to help educate you, the taxpayer. Please feel free to call or email John if you have any questions or concerns.

Bill Kruckenberg

Highway Commissioner

Telephone: 847-438-2371
E-Mail: elahwydept@comcast.net

bill_kruckenbergBill Kruckenberg, Highway Commissioner
Highway Department: 
23605 Echo Lake Rd. Lake Zurich, IL. 60047. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Biographical Information: Bill has been an Ela Township resident for over 30 years. He lives in unincorporated Hawthorn Woods with his wife Rhonda. They have two children and are proud grandparents. Bill previously served as a Hawthorn Woods Trustee and served on their Architectural Commission. Bill is FEMA Emergency Management Certified and a volunteer for Lake Zurich Emergency Management. Bill maintains the township buildings, parks, and cemeteries and is currently making drainage improvements throughout the township to help reduce flooding for residents.

Lynn O’Brien

Trustee

Telephone: 847-438-7823

E-Mail: trusteeobrien@elatownship.org

LynnLynn O’Brien, Trustee 

Biographical Information: Lynn and her husband have lived in in Lake Zurich for over 20 years with their two sons. She is President/COO and co-owner of WoMen’s Physical Therapy Institute since 2000 and has over 30 years experience in business operations in physical rehabilitation. She served on the board of directors for the nonprofit organization Love Inc., an organization that helps local churches meet the needs of the community. She has also served on the executive board of directors for the Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce, chairing/participating on several committees including the YEA (Young Entrepreneurs Academy) program where she served as an instructor, mentor and investment panel member. She is the co-founder and past president of the area’s largest businesswomen’s networking group, WIN (Women in Networking) and has been a member of Alpine Chapel since 1994.

Joel Sikes

Trustee

Telephone: 847-438-7823

E-Mail: trusteesikes@elatownship.org

Ela Township Trustee Joel SikesJoel Sikes, Trustee

Biographical Information: Joel was raised in Ela Township and still lives in Lake Zurich today. He is a proud graduate of Lake Zurich High School. Since he was raised in the area, Joel has developed a close connection to the community and is thrilled to give back by serving Ela Township as a trustee. Joel also volunteers on the Lake County Housing and Community Development Commission and has previously worked with a number of community/nonprofit organizations. One such nonprofit, Gifts for Grunts, was organized by one of Joel’s brothers and a group of LZHS graduates. While in high school, Joel organized the Gift for Grunts pen pal program through Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 and coordinated their fundraising programs through the LZHS football team and school band.

Lawrence Bowman

Trustee

Telephone: 847-438-7823

E-Mail: trusteebowman@elatownship.org

20140716_154959Lawrence Bowman, Trustee 

Biographical Information: Larry lives in Kildeer with his wife and has been an Ela Township resident for over 18 years. He is the founder and director of clinical operations for three local physical therapy and rehab clinics and a member of the professional advisory board for a local AD/HD. He currently serves on the Village of Kildeer Plan and Zoning Commission and is past vice president of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.

Gloria Palmblad

Trustee

Telephone: 847-438-7823

E-Mail: trusteepalmblad@elatownship.org

GloriaGloria Palmblad, Trustee 

Biographical Information: Gloria and her husband Rich have been a resident of Ela Township and Lake Zurich since 1980. The couple has owned SIGNscapes since 2002. If she looks familiar, it’s because Gloria has been quite active in her community over the years. She served as Lake Zurich Village Clerk from 1999 to 2009. She also volunteered her time organizing the Lake Zurich Alpinefest Parade for 12 years and has actively served on the board of directors for the Lake Zurich Baseball and Softball Association since 1994.

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