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May 2023 ~ National Safe Boating Week ~ proclaimed 5/1/2023
The Village of Lake Zurich supports the goals of the Safe Boating Campaign and proclaims May 21 - 27, 203 as National Safe Boating Week and start of the year-round effort to promote safe boating. Proclamation.
March 2023 ~ Honoring Division Chief Wenzel upon 31 Years of Public Service ~ proclaimed 3/20/2023
Lake Zurich recognizes the contributions that Division Chief Wenzel had made to the Lake Zurich community during his successful career. Division Chief Wenzel retired from the LZ Fire Department on March 3, 2023. Proclamation.
October 2022 ~ World Polio Day ~ proclaimed 10/17/2022
The Lake Zurich Rotary Club has been a fervent supporter of global polio eradication for many years, working to raise funds and contribute countless volunteer hours to children around the world. Mayor Poynton proclaims October 24, 2022 as World Polio Day throughout the Village. Proclamation.
October 2022 ~ Red Ribbon Week ~ proclaimed 10/3/2022
Mayor Tom Poynton declares the week of October 24-28, 2022 as Red Ribbon Week in the Village of Lake Zurich and encourages all residents to work together prevent substance misuse. Proclamation.
September 2022 ~ Suicide Prevention Awareness Month ~ proclaimed 9/6/2022
With an average of 123 suicides every day in the USA and national suicide rates increasing significantly since 1999, Mayor Poynton encourages all residents to take the time to check into the well-being of their family, friends, and neighbors as he proclaims September as Suicide Prevention Awareness month in the Village of Lake Zurich. Proclamation.
May 2022 ~ National Safe Boating Week ~ proclaimed 5/16/2022
Mayor Poynton supports the goals of the national Safe Boating Campaign and proclaims May 21 - 27, 2022 as National Safe Boating Week to start the year-round effort to promote safe boating. Proclamation.
May 2022 ~ National Public Works Week ~ proclaimed 5/16/2022
We recognize May 15-21, 2022 as a time to celebrate the vital role public works play in connecting us all together with services and infrastructure that are the cornerstone of civilization. Proclamation.
May 2022 ~ Emergency Medical Services Week ~ proclaimed 5/16/2022
The Lake Zurich Fire Department responded to 2,905 calls for EMS services in 2021, arriving quickly to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We recognize the value and accomplishments of these first responders and designate May 15, 21, 2022 as Emergency Medical Services Week. Proclamation.
May 2022 - Mental Health Awareness Month ~ proclaimed 5/16/2022
450 million people worldwide suffer from some form of a mental health condition and 1 in 10 adolescents report feeling socially isolated. As a community, we can make a difference in helping end the silence and stigma that has for far too long discouraged people from seeking help. Mayor Poynton proclaims May 2022 as Mental Health Awareness Month. Proclamation.
April 2022 ~ Life Saving Awards ~ proclaimed 4/18/2022
On March 2, 2022, Mr. Casey Komperda was in cardiac distress. Fortunately, he was assisted by Miss Alex Schroth and Mr. John Hintermeister, who were both nearby and immediately began high-quality CPR on Casey. Due to these life saving actions of Alex and John, Casey is on the road to complete Post Cardiac Arrest Recovery. Alex Proclamation. John Proclamation.
April 2022 ~ Telecommunicator Week ~ proclaimed 4/4/2022
Mayor Poynton and the Village of Lake Zurich would like to recognize all emergency telecommunicators by proclaiming April 10 - 16, 2022 as Telecommunicator Week. Proclamation.
April 2022 ~ Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month ~ proclaimed 4/4/2022
Sikhs have been living in the US for more than 120 years and the Village of Lake Zurich would like to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared experiences of Sikh Americans. Proclamation.
March 2022 ~ Arbor Day 2022 ~ proclaimed 3/21/2022
Trees reduce erosion, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, and provide habitat for wildlife. Village President Poynton hereby proclaims that Arbor Day be observed in Lake Zurich on April 29, 2022. Proclamation.
January 2022 ~ Honoring Robert Wojcik upon His Retirement ~ proclaimed 1/17/2022
After 35 years of public service in the Village of Lake Zurich Public Works Departments going back to 1986, Maintenance Worker Bob Wojcik is retiring. Proclamation.
September 2021 ~ Suicide Awareness Month ~ proclaimed 9/7/2021
Suicide takes the life of one person in the USA every 11 minutes and is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24. Mayor Poynton declares September 2021 as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in Lake Zurich. Proclamation.
September 2021 ~ Honoring Terry Johnston for 30 Years of Public Service ~ proclaimed 9/7/2021
The Village of Lake Zurich honors Fire Captain Terry Johnston upon his retirement from the Lake Zurich Fire Department after 30 years of public service. Captain Johnston officially retired from Lake Zurich on August 26, 2021. Proclamation.
June 2021 ~ Pride Month ~ proclaimed 6/21/2021
The Village of Lake Zurich recognizes the remarkable progress towards acceptance, visibility, and equality in recent years while noting members of the LBBTQ+ community around the world still face an unacceptable level of discrimination and violence. Mayor Poynton and the Board declare June 2021 as Pride Month in Lake Zurich and urge all residents to support equality efforts. Proclamation.
May 2021 ~ National Public Works Week ~ proclaimed 5/17/2021
The week of May 16 - 22, 2021 is National Public Works week, as we realize the health, safety, and comfort of residents in Lake Zurich depend on the dedicated efforts of Public Works employees. Proclamation.
May 2021 ~ Emergency Medical Services Week ~ proclaimed 5/17/2021
The week of May 16 - 22, 2021 is Emergency Medical Services week, in recognition of the vital public service performed 24 hours a day by paramedics, dispatchers, police, and nurses. Proclamation.
May 2021 ~ Safe Boating Week ~ proclaimed 5/17/2021
The week of May 22 - 28, 2021 is National Safe Boating Week, a time to encourage all boaters to be safe and bring attention to the fact that some 600 people die each year in boating-related accidents. Proclamation.
April 2021 ~ Telecommunicator Week ~ proclaimed 4/5/2021
The week of April 11 - 17, 2021 is Telecommunicator Week in Lake Zurich, where we should all be aware of the dedication, professionalism, and lifesaving efforts put forth by our telecommunicators. Proclamation.
April 2021 ~ Sikh Awareness Month ~ proclaimed 4/5/2021
Mayor Poynton declares April 2021 as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation month, recognizing the estimated 500,000 Sikh Americans who have contributed greatly to the economic development of America and have made rich contributions to social and cultural vibrancy in Lake Zurich. Proclamation.
April 2021 ~ Mayors Monarch Pledge ~ proclaimed 4/5/2021
Mayor Poynton and the Village Board declare Lake Zurich a Monarch Butterfly Friendly Village and encourage residents to plant pollinator friendly plants such as milkweed in their home gardens. Proclamation.
April 2021 ~ Arbor Day ~ proclaimed 4/5/2021
Mayor Poynton and the Village Board proclaim April 30, 2021 as Arbor Day in Lake Zurich. Proclamation.
February 2021 ~ Captain Radtke Retirement ~ proclaimed 2/16/2021
After 32 years of public service to the Lake Zurich community dating back to 1989, Captain Jeff Radtke has retired in February 2021. Proclamation.
February 2021 ~ Chief Malcolm Retirement ~ proclaimed 2/16/2021
After five years of public service to the Lake Zurich community and a long career in the fire service, Chief John Malcolm has retired in February 2021. Proclamation.
October 2020 ~ Red Ribbon Week ~ proclaimed 10/19/2020
Mayor Poynton has proclaimed the last week of October 2020 as Red Ribbon Week in Lake Zurich to demonstrate a commitment to healthy, drug-free lifestyles and in honor of undercover DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by a drug gang in Mexico in 1985. Proclamation.
May 2020 ~ Police Week ~ proclaimed 5/4/2020
Join in commemorating police officers, past and present, who are faithful and loyal to their responsibilities in keeping the public safe, by observing Police Week the week of May 10 through May 16, 2020. Proclamation.
April 2020 ~ Arbor Day ~ proclaimed 4/10/2020
Mayor Poynton and the Village Board proclaim April 25, 2020 as Arbor Day in Lake Zurich. Proclamation.
November 2019 ~ Director Hartman ~ proclaimed 11/4/2019
Director Harman has been instrumental in guiding the financial sustainability of the Village over the last seven years and helping Lake Zurich achieve the highest AAA bond rating for local government finances. Proclamation.