Lincoln Knight has assembled an exceptional team of incumbents and newcomers to lead and improve the Township government.  He and the Wauconda Forward team want to improve the Township's efficiency to save money, professionalize taxpayer communications (including a more transparent website), expand services to veterans and teens and modernize systems to keep Wauconda Township moving FORWARD!

Some of his past accomplishments have included  

  • Bringing voter approved Lake Michigan Water to Wauconda, getting it back on track by building relationships with other municipalities while completing the project under budget.
  •   Dealing with Covid-19 pandemic while monitoring the budget and working with area businesses during these strange new times. 
  • Adding residents/business owners to village committees bringing other viewpoints and opinions. 
  •  Fostering relationships not only through Lake county and surrounding communities, but also with state and federal elected officials.
  • Created and implemented an IGA with the Village of Volo for police services including overnight parking enforcement, liquor compliance checks and other services, which added annual revenue.

Communication and transparency are key to a successful organization, especially government. This starts at the top by creating a positive culture in which employees contribute, gaining loyalty and recognizing their valuable input. The Wauconda Township FORWARD leadership commits to improving the Township in these key areas. This will transcend to our residents and businesses thereby improving relationships throughout the tow‚Äčnship and beyond through the use of new user-friendly website and other communications.

Government Efficiency saves time and money. The Wauconda Township FORWARD team will perform an in-depth analysis of all departments by working together. All services and programs to be reviewed and evaluated. Areas will be identified for improvement with employee/ volunteer input as necessary. This will create meaningful and sustainable gains in efficiency thereby improving our residents experiences and saving valuable time and money.

The Wauconda Township FORWARD team will create a Veterans Assistance Program to help those who have given of themselves to serve our country. Building partnerships with Il. Dept of VA and other local veterans groups in order to provide aid for our veterans to realize the benefits they are entitled to.

Our youth are valued and need support as well. We will collaborate with Teen Suicide Prevention Support groups to offer programs, advice and support for our youth which may be experiencing difficulties in their lives.