Office of the Mayor
Mayor George Van Dusen holds regular office hours during which time he works on policy issues, meets with Village Manager John T. Lockerby to discuss Village matters and other duties related to his position as chief elected officer of the Village. The Mayor also meets regularly with Michael Lorge, Corporation Counsel, to review the Village's positions on legal matters. Often, the Mayor's Office fields calls from residents who are uncertain which Village department or division can assist them with a concern. These calls are referred to the appropriate department or division director. When school children tour Village hall, their first stop is usually the Mayor's Office, during which time Mayor Van Dusen talks to the students about the Village's history, government structure and other interesting Village program information.
Inquiries regarding liquor licenses and temporary liquor licenses may be forwarded to the Office of the Mayor inasmuch as the Mayor is the Village's Liquor Commissioner.
For further information or to contact the Mayor's Office, please call 847/933-8269.
Mayor George Van Dusen
George Van Dusen has lived in Skokie with his wife Susan and their two children for nearly 35 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Detroit and both a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from Loyola University. He served as a Trustee in the Village of Skokie from 1984 until he was appointed Mayor in January 1999. While a Trustee, he served as the Village's delegate to the Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) and, in 2007, served as NWMC President. He is currently Chairman of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County. Mayor Van Dusen was the Director of Suburban Operations for U. S. Congressman Sidney Yates from 1973 until the Congressman's retirement in 1999. He is an adjunct faculty member of Oakton Community College teaching U.S. History and Government. Mayor Van Dusen is an active member of Temple Judea Mizpah, having served as a member of the Board and as Secretary. His grandson Anthony attends grammar school in Skokie.