Eleanor Sweet McDonnell
Village of North Barrington Partial List of Endorsments for April 2023 Campaign
Lawrence (Lawre) Weiner, Current Trustee - Village of North Barrington
Greg Rogus, Current Trustee – Village of North Barrington
Robin Kelleher, Current Trustee - Village of North Barrington
Kevin Horcher, Current Trustee - Village of North Barrington
Martin Pais, Current Trustee - Village of North Barrington
Vanessa Kerrigan, Current Trustee - Village of North Barrington
John Cifonelli, Current Zoning Board of Appeals - Village of North Barrington
Gery Herrmann, Current Plan Commission Chair - Village of North Barrington
Jill Kelly, Current Parks and Recreation Chair - Village of North Barrington
Mike Sands, Current Treasurer - Village of North Barrington
Jack Mumaw, Fire Commissioner – Village of North Barrington
Rick Gardner, Current President, HOA, Grassmere Farms
Bruce Sauer, Past President – Village of North Barrington
Jan Sauer, Past Trustee – Village of North Barrington
Ron Cobb, Past Trustee – Village of North Barrington
Pete Boland, Past Trustee – Village of North Barrington
Sam Oliver, Former Barrington 220 School Board Member
I support Eleanor Sweet McDonnell 100% based on her ability to balance the budget after several years of random spending. She cares about the residents and our day to day life in North Barrington evidenced by such events as a well-organized summer concert series and Fall Fest. As a Village Trustee, it has been a pleasure to work with her on new initiatives such as the golf cart ordinance and removal of the Village vehicle sticker requirement in order to work toward a safer and more fiscally tight North Barrington budget. Heading up a Village with two prestigious, community-oriented golf clubs takes skill and know-how, with a constant pulse on the needs of these unique golf communities. Eleanor is the right choice for the Village of North Barrington.
Robin Kelleher - Current Trustee - Village of North Barrington
Eleanor McDonnell For President, Village Of North Barrington
For more than thirty five years, Eleanor has been an active member of the larger Barrington community and Lake County. More specifically, in North Barrington she has played a vital role in village government taking part in creating the Comprehensive Plan, which later as the current Village President she has been instrumental in implementing. Her efforts led to creating a roadmap for financial solvency through tight controls on spending while preserving the quality of life we all have worked hard to enjoy. It is through her efforts we have a well planned balanced budget. The same can be said on her guidance to the village commissions.
She is well versed in the mechanics of government, does her homework, manifests a keen insight into the issues facing our village. She is a team player and exhibits a proactive dynamism in negotiating simple, workable solutions. She continues to be a strong and effective candidate in looking out and protecting the interests of our village residents.
- Martin R. Pais, Trustee, Village of North Barrington
Thank you for shoring up North Barrington’s Administration and bolstering all the village’s commissions during your first term. You have my support for the upcoming election and I hope to continue working with you to improve our village. I served with you on the planning commission drafting the villages 2004 comprehensive plan. I saw your leadership skills and ability to compromise and accept the expertise of others. Your commitment to the residents and the plan will help keep North Barrington a very special place to live.
Dr Gery Herrmann
Chairman Planning Commission
Village of North Barrington
Eleanor Sweet McDonnell is a proven, hard-working, committed advocate for the residents of North Barrington. She is constantly on the job for our village, providing well-organized and energetic leadership.
Sam Oliver, North Barrington resident, Citizens for Conservation Consultant, Management Team; Flint Creek/Spring Creek Watersheds Partnership, Trustee, Harper College Educational Foundation
Eleanor Sweet McDonnell Endorsements for President of North Barrington 2019
I have worked with Eleanor as a friend and neighbor to improve and protect our village for over thirty years. What ever the cause she has always provided positive energy and the dedication to make an impact. I served with her on the North Barrington Planning Commission drafting the 2004 Comprehensive Plan. I witnessed her leadership skills as well as her ability to compromise and accept the expertise of others. Her understanding of the plan and commitment to the residents will help keep the village of North Barrington a very special place to live. Most importantly she upholds the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
- Dr. Gery Herrmann, Chair Plan Commission , Village of North Barrington
Eleanor Sweet McDonnell stands out as the candidate that residents of North Barrington need as President of the Village. Her business and civic background, as well as her service to the Village, coupled with a great work ethic and involvement in our broader community, will serve the Village well. Her concern for and action on behalf of quality of life issues align closely with those of our residents.
She has been a resident of the Village for 33 years, and has a highly recognized record of accomplishment professionally. She is a proven, hard-working, committed advocate for the residents of North Barrington.
- Sam Oliver, Director, Citizens for Conservation, 1984-2015 Past Member, Barrington District 220 Board of Education Past Chairwoman, American Heart Association of Metro Chicago Trustee, JourneyCare Foundation Board member, Harper College Educational Foundation
It is my pleasure to endorse Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for President of the Village of North Barrington.
Eleanor reported to me while she was the North Barrington Trustee on the Lake Zurich Rural Fire District.
Eleanor has been a long-time active resident, always supporting the residents, their safety, interests and her community.
More than that Eleanor has been very involved in a number of volunteer community activities helping the community and being recognized with awards for her dedication to the community.
She has been a long-time resident of Village of North Barrington for 34 years.
Eleanor would be an excellent President for the Village of North Barrington.
- Stevenson Mountsier, Past Lake County Board District 17 and Barrington School District 220 School Board Member
It is without reservation that I strongly endorse Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for President of the Village of North Barrington. I have had the opportunity to work side by side with Eleanor. I have witnessed her work ethic and her commitment to our community. Eleanor is a woman of the highest integrity.
I believe that if we elect Eleanor as the President of the Village of North Barrington, we will see her represent our interests as taxpayers; ensuring that our money is spent judiciously. She will begin efforts to ensure that North Barrington is promoted so that people are aware of what a great community we have, and she will ensure that our environment is protected.
Eleanor has a long track record of serving our community. Her achievements in public service are many. Eleanor has the background, the commitment and the enthusiasm to represent us in a way that we need at this crucial time given the circumstances in our State and local governments.
I urge you to vote for Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for President of the Village of North Barrington.
- Cindy Johnson, North Barrington Resident
“Eleanor is what we need in our local government honest hardworking and dedicated to the people she represents.
Her credentials speak for themselves."
- Jackie Andrew, Current Trustee, Village of North Barrington
Over the past year I have had a firsthand opportunity to observe Eleanor’s passion for her community, coupled with intelligence and hard work. She is a true team player, motivated by a selfless desire to “serve” in whatever capacity she is called upon by her friends, neighbors and community. I believe that Eleanor is well suited to lead North Barrington forward as its next Village President.
- Mike Danforth, Lake County Board Member - District 17
Eleanor Sweet McDonnell Past Endorsements for Lake County Board District 17 Campaign:
"Eleanor played an active role on the North Barrington Plan Commission and was instrumental in the creation of its Comprehensive Plan. She is well versed in the mechanics of government, does her homework, manifests a keen insight into the issues and is a team player in negotiating simple, workable solutions."
" She will be an effective and strong candidate in looking out and protecting the interests of our residents."
- Martin R. Pais, Current Plan Commission Member, Past Chair Plan Commission, Village of North Barrington
"Eleanor Sweet McDonnell has been a resident of North Barrington and Lake County for over 33 years. She has made substantial contributions to our village and its residents. We sincerely believe that Eleanor is the best person to be our representative on the Lake County Board and will more effectively serve our interests."
- Lawrence Jay Weiner, Current Trustee, Village of North Barrington and Terri P. Tepper, North Barrington resident
"Eleanor Sweet McDonnell stands out as the candidate that residents of District 17 need as our representative on the Lake County Board. Her business and civic background, involvement in our broader community, and concern for and action on behalf of quality of life issues align closely with those of our population."
" She has been a resident of the District for 33 years, with a highly recognized record of accomplishment professionally and is a proven, committed advocate for the residents of District 17."
- Sam Oliver, North Barrington Resident, Founder of Citizens for Conservation, Past Trustee of the Barrington School District Board, Past Chairwoman of American Heart Association of Metro Chicago
"Eleanor is what we need in our local government honest hardworking and dedicated to the people she represents."
- Jackie Andrew, Current Trustee - Village of North Barrington
" Eleanor is a tireless worker who is a champion of many worthy causes. She has a history of civic involvement and has held numerous leadership roles. I was fortunate to meet her when she was chairing the Relay for Life effort for the American Cancer Society. She has passion and conviction along with high integrity. Her motivation, intellectual curiosity and being a good steward of public funds is exactly what we need today in government She will listen and ask the right questions to lead to better decisions and outcomes. She is the right candidate for us today and suggest you vote for her in the March 20th primary"
- Jason Lohmeyer, Current Trustee, Village of Barrington, Lake County resident
Eleanor is determined to fulfill her commitments, and she is filled with enough energy to do it! Eleanor has a genuine passion to serve the community. We became acquainted with Eleanor in her capacity as Chair of the Relay for Life of Barrington, and her sustained commitment to that event has been remarkable. She is knowledgeable and driven and would be a strong-minded and hard-working public servant for Lake County residents.
- Susan and Paul Rodriguez, Barrington area, Lake County residents
“Eleanor and I had the privilege of working together on the 2017 Barrington Relay for Life event. Her efforts in pulling together a great team and executing a successful outing could not have been achieved without her utmost dedication to the cause and persistence in spearheading this effort. She not only saw the event through but her consistent follow-up afterwards to thank everyone was most admirable and greatly appreciated. ”
- Bob Nemec, Lake Barrington Resident
"Eleanor is a workhorse! If you want someone working on your behalf with a big heart, vote for Eleanor."
"I have personally witnessed Eleanor’s passion, commitment, and unbelievable work ethic dedicated to various efforts which have enriched people’s lives. How refreshing to have someone run for public office not as a politician but as a neighbor, resident, and someone you are able to call a friend."
“I am endorsing Eleanor Sweet McDonnell as a candidate for the Lake County Board – District 17. I strongly suggest you vote for her in the March 20th primary!”
- Bob Lee, 2013 Citizen of the Year Award – Barrington Area Development Council, Founder of Ride for 3 Reasons
"Make an educated decision and vote for Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for Lake County Board-District 17. She has heart, hope, and a hearty work ethic. All the ingredients needed for a rejuvenating recipe that will revive Lake County residents' belief in government. A woman of integrity, intelligence, and interests that will only contribute to a better place to live. Join the movement needed in order to make a difference, by voting on March 20th."
- Beth Thake, Teacher, Barrington School District 220, Island Lake resident
"With her passion for life, her desire to help those that are in need and her will to make things better for generations to come, Eleanor is truly an amazing lady"
- 2014 Women of Distinction Award – Lake County, Suburban Life Magazine - Shaw Media
She has a tremendous amount of integrity and is driven to achieve great result for her clients.
We were very
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Barrington Area Chamber Commerce
She is communicative and available , but always honest and up-front with clients. I have found her to conduct her practice with the utmost integrity.
Her path for success is key and does work. Her seminars and consultative guidance is worth more than gold!
Eleanor is the epitome of professionalism and results. When she makes a promise, she follows through. Her industry knowledge and expertise make her a valuable partner.
I find her to be very astute, organized and devoted professional. Her strongest point, is her ability to work closely with people and develop a close rapport.
Isleworth Capital Partners
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