Ela Township facilities are open to the public from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Friday.  Masks are optional for all visitors and staff regardless of vaccination status.  For more information and resources on Covid-19, please click here.

Doug Samz

Chair: Health & Wellness Committee

Co-Chair: Community Center Committee

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and retired partner of top 20 national accounting and consulting firm. Over 45 years of client service in public accounting including significant experience in public sector, public employee retirement systems and not for profit organization engagements

·       Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

·       Former President Hawthorn Woods Police Pension Fund

·       Finance Council Chair St. Francis de Sales Parish in Lake Zurich

·       Founding member and former treasurer of Fremont School District 79 Education Foundation

·       Two-term President Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce

·       Member Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Advisory Council

·       Founding member and former Chairperson of Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee

·       Inaugural member and former Chairperson of Hawthorn Woods Finance Committee

·       Founding member and past President and Treasurer of Lake Zurich Area Chamber Networking Group (LZANG)

·       Married with three children and four grandchildren

·       Ela resident of Hawthorn Woods for 37 years

Doug is excited about his appointment to the Board of Trustees and looks forward to serving the Ela Township community.



Doug Samz

1155 E. Route 22
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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