MAYOR BILLY McKINNEY
Mayor & Commissioner of Public Affairs
Born in Waukegan, Illinois on June 5, 1955 at St. Theresa Hospital, William Melvin McKinney III “Billy” is the youngest of six children to Elma Whitehead McKinney and William Melvin McKinney II. The McKinney family lived in North Chicago until July of 1962, when … read more.
COMMISSIONER CHRISTOPHER FISCHER
Commissioner of Accounts & Finance and Mayor Pro-Tem
Christopher Fischer was born in Kansas City Missouri, and is the eldest of four boys. Later the family moved to Indiana, where he attended and graduated from Plainfield High School in 1982. He exhibited particular talents in the fields of Art, …read more.
COMMISSIONER MIKE McDOWELL
Commissioner of Public Works & Engineering
(847) 746-4012 – office
(847) 309-6964 – cell
Zion is Mike’s hometown. He graduated from ZBTHS in 1978. After college Mike went on to earn both masters and doctoral degrees in education, religion and sociology. He married Donna in 1980 and they have three children who are all married, and yes, they have grandchildren… read more.
COMMISSIONER JACQUELINE HOLMES
Commissioner of Building & Public Property
My name is Jacqueline (Jackie) Holmes. I was born in Zion, and I attended Elmwood Elementary, West Elementary (briefly) and Central Jr. High School. I am a graduate of Zion-Benton Township High School and Zion-Benton Leadership Academy. My Bachelor’s degree is in Business Administration and my Master’s degree will be in Public…read more.
COMMISSIONER RICHARD FRIERSON
Commissioner of Police, Fire & Rescue
Richard is a native of Lake County. He spent many of his formative years living in South Carolina. He returned to Waukegan to attend high school. Richard graduated from Waukegan HS in 1997. Since that …read more.