About Dick Barr

Dick Barr was elected in November of 2018 to represent the 3rd District of Lake County. District 3 is comprised of Lindenhurst and parts of Lake Villa, Round lake Beach, Round Lake Heights and Ingleside.

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Dick Serves on the following committees, boards, initiatives and task forces. For more information on any of his memberships, click on the tabs to the left.

  • Health & Community Services Committee
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Forest Preserve Planning Committee
  • Forest Preserve Legislative Committee
  • Lake County Partners Board of Governors
  • NACo International Economic Development Task Force
  • Lake County Opioid Initiative
  • Lake County Watershed Management Board

Health & Community Services:

  • Agency of
    • Health Department
    • Tuberculosis Clinic
    • Regional Superintendent of Schools (elected);
    • Veteran’s Assistance Commission
    • Winchester House
    • Workforce Development Board
    • Housing and Community Development Commission
    • Affordable Housing Commission
  • Responsible for:
    • Community development activities
    • Housing activities
    • Budget and ordinance review for the Lake County Health Department and Tuberculosis Clinic
    • All health-related issues


  • The Health and Community Services committee will meet on Tuesday at 11 a.m. during scheduled committee weeks.
  • County Building
    18 N County Street
    Assembly Room
    Waukegan, IL 60085
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Responsible for:

  • Advising the County Board and County Administrator on recommended policies and practices
    surrounding diversity and inclusion in the County’s workforce.
  • Receiving reports of diversity and inclusion efforts and employment and contracting on a semi-annual basis.


As needed

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Responsible for:

Studies and reviews potential land acquisition sites, and, where appropriate, obtains appraisals, surveys, environmental reports, title reports, and other acquisition information; recommends acquisition of sites to the Board; reviews, provides direction to staff regarding, and recommending approval of any agreement proposed by an owner of property adjacent to the District’s property.

Sends any plan or use that would (i) have a significant impact on District land or other District plans or uses, or (ii) involve a new use of such land, to all standing committees so that they have an opportunity, within a 120-day time period, to review the potential impacts. If the committee votes to recommend the approval of such plan or use after review has been provided, the plan or use will be implemented only after it has been prioritized and funded as part of the annual budget policies review, budget ordinance, and appropriation ordinance process.

Responsible for:

Considers and makes recommendations concerning the District’s legislative agenda, including preparation and recommendation and periodic reviews and discussions of legislative strategies.

About Us

Moving Forward, Working Together

Lake County Partners is your “go-to” organization for economic development in Lake County. We are a private, non-profit corporation that is supported by investors in the private and public sectors. By leveraging our resources, we improve the local business climate and transform economic opportunities into business realities.

We focus on facilitating collaboration, aligning workforce supply with industry demands, and promoting Lake County to attract, retain and expand businesses.

We also focus on the many ways that we can connect with stakeholders and find new opportunities to grow the economy and create a business legacy for future generations. By working together, we’re moving Lake County forward.

We are your Lake County Partner for Business.


Lake County Partners is a 501(c)3 economic development corporation that works to maintain economic vitality and quality of life in Lake County, Illinois by attracting, retaining and expanding businesses, creating and retaining quality jobs, stimulating capital investment, pursuing economic diversity and improving the County’s business climate.

The International Economic Development Task Force facilitates the exchange of information, ideas and resources, and guides NACo programming, concerning county-level engagement in international economic development activities.

For more information visit: https://www.naco.org/resources/programs-and-initiatives/international-economic-development-task-force

Our mission is to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain a multi-strategy county-wide effort to prevent opioid abuse, addiction, overdose, and death.

For more information visit: https://opioidinitiative.org/

The primary role of the WMB is to oversee the allocation of SMC funding and SMC staff resource allocations for projects across the four watersheds of Lake County, Illinois.

The WMB cost-share grant program is available to the public to help fund drainage improvement and flood reduction projects. Projects submitted are assessed and prioritized based on nine benefit criteria (inter-jurisdictional , flood hazard reduction, structural damage, water quality, natural resources, nuisance flood reduction, multiple use, outside funding utilization, and phosphorous public education component).

For more information please visit: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/3635/Watershed-Management-Board-WMB