Directors & Alternates

Since the Agency was formed in 1991, 43 municipalities, Great Lakes Naval Training Center and Lake County have joined to participate in forming and maintaining the county solid waste management system. Agency staff provide members with assistance and advice on any and all solid waste management issues.

Each member community designates a representative and alternate(s) to serve a two year term on the SWALCO Board of Directors. The representative must be an elected official, such as a mayor or trustee, or an administrative official, such as a village administrator. The current SWALCO Board Chairman is Glenn Ryback of Wadsworth. John Norris of Riverwoods is Vice Chairman.

  1. Village of Antioch
  2. Village of Bannockburn
  3. Village of Beach Park
  4. Village of Deerfield
  5. Village of Deer Park
  6. Village of Fox Lake

Antioch's SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • Ed Macek, Village Trustee
  1. Village of Grayslake
  2. Village of Green Oaks
  3. Village of Gurnee
  4. Village of Hainesville
  5. Village of Hawthorn Woods

Grayslake's SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • Mike Ellis, Village Manager
  • Elizabeth Davies, Village Trustee
  1. City of Highland Park
  2. City of Highwood
  3. Village of Island Lake
  4. Village of Kildeer
  5. Village of Lake Barrington
  6. Village of Lake Bluff

Highland Park's SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • Ghida Neukirch, City Manager
  • Erin K. Jason, Assistant City Manager
  1. City of Lake Forest
  2. Village of Lake Villa
  3. Village of Lake Zurich
  4. Village of Libertyville
  5. Village of Lincolnshire

Lake Forest's SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • Michael Thomas, Director of Public Works
  1. Village of Lindenhurst
  2. Village of Long Grove
  3. Village of Mundelein
  4. Village of North Barrington
  5. Village of North Chicago

Lindenhurst's SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • Dominic Marturano, Mayor
  • Patrick Dickson, Trustee
  1. City of Park City
  2. Village of Port Barrington
  3. Village of Riverwoods
  4. Village of Round Lake
  5. Village of Round Lake Beach

Park City's SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • Currently Vacant (10-2022)
  1. Village of Round Lake Heights
  2. Village of Round Lake Park
  3. Village of Third Lake
  4. Village of Tower Lakes
  5. Village of Vernon Hills

Round Lake Heights' SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • Jeff Katzel, Trustee
  • Marva Meeks, Trustee
  1. Village of Volo
  2. Village of Wadsworth
  3. Village of Wauconda
  4. City of Waukegan
  5. Village of Winthrop Harbor
  6. City of Zion

Volo's SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • Michael May, Village Administrator
  • Michael Wagner, Trustee
  1. Lake County

Lake County's SWALCO Director & Alternates

  • John Wasik, County Board Member - District 6
  • Gina Roberts, County Board Member - District 2
  1. Great Lakes Naval Station

Great Lake's Honorary Director & Alternates

  • Matt Wollert, Assistant Environmental Director