Jeffrey Berman

Village Trustee


  • Term: 2015 - 2019

Education


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, with Honors, 1984
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1984

Occupation


  • Attorney, with a nationwide practice in complex commercial litigation

Family


  • Jeffrey has been a resident of Buffalo Grove since 1988.  He and his wife Jane are the parents of two daughters, Laura and Claire.

Current Village Appointments


  • Village President, Pro Tem
  • Legal
  • Transportation

Membership & Other Public Services


  • Northwest Municipal Conference Transportation Committee (2001 - present)
  • Co-Editor, THE DOCKET, Official Publication of the Lake County Bar Association (2016 - present)
  • Editorial Committee member, THE DOCKET (2012 - present) 
  • Board of Trustees, Lake County Bar Foundation (2016 - present)
  • Board of Directors, Lake County Transportation Alliance (2012 - present)
  • Village Traffic Management Committee (2000 - present)
  • Lake County Private Activity Bond Allocation Advisory Committee (2001 - present)
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Village Team Captain (2000 - present)
  • Chairman, Metra Citizens Advisory Board, representing Lake County (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, Metra Citizens Advisory Board, representing Lake County (2010 - 2013)
  • Member, Regional Transportation Authority Citizens Advisory Board (2011 - 2013)
  • Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus Transportation Task Force, as Representative of the Lake County Municipal League (2002 - 2004)
  • Village Representative to the Lake County Transportation Improvement Project (1999 -  2003)
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Citizens To Protect Quality of Life Through Better Transportation (1999 - 2004)
  • Chairman, Village Zoning Ordinance Review Committee (2000 - 2002)
  • Village Plan Commissioner, Village of Buffalo Grove (1992 - 1999)
  • Aptakisic Tripp School District 102 Strategic Design Committee (2003 - 2004)
  • Aptakisic Tripp School District 102 Superintendent Search Committee, Community Member (2003 - 2004)

Quotes


"We Americans are a blessed people living in the most free, prosperous, and secure country in the history of the world. We have been given an unmatched legacy of national principle and purpose - freedom and opportunity that will be lost unless it is nurtured and advanced by each succeeding generation. This generation of Americans must not, and will not, sit back in material comfort, moral impotence or personal apathy and let these enormously valuable national assets of citizenship slip away. There is much work to be done, tikkun olam, repairing our government and improving our beloved country and our world. We are not required to complete the work ourselves, but, as good and grateful citizens, we cannot withdraw from it, either." - Joseph Lieberman, In Praise of Public Life

"It is not the man who sits by his fireside reading his evening paper, and saying how bad our politics and politicians are, who will ever do anything to save us; it is the man who goes out into the rough hurly--burly of the caucus, the primary, and the political meeting, and there faces his fellows on equal terms. The real service is rendered, not by the critic who stands aloof from the contest, but by the man who enters into it and bears his part as a man should undeterred by the blood and the sweat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, American Ideals

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." - President Ronald Reagan