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Highland Park City Council Members Sworn In

Council Members Dan Kaufman, Alyssa Knobel, Kim Stone, and Adam Stolberg were sworn in at the May 8, 2017 City Council Meeting. Councilmen Kaufman, Knobel and Stone will serve four-year terms ending in 2021, and Councilman Stolberg will serve a two-year term ending in 2019. The four Council Members join Mayor Nancy Rotering and City Councilmen Anthony Blumberg and Michelle Holleman.


Dan Kaufman is beginning his third term. Kaufman was appointed by Mayor Rotering to fill a vacancy in 2011. Alyssa Knobel and Kim Stone are beginning their second term with the City having previously served from 2013-2017. Adam Stolberg was elected to fill the two-year term on the City Council after Paul Frank was elected to serve as Lake County Commissioner in November. He succeeds Councilman Alison P. Smith who was appointed by Mayor Rotering to fill the vacancy until the 2017 municipal election.


Councilman Kaufman serves as Council Liaison to the Transportation Commission, Library Board of Trustees, and Ravinia Festival Community Relations Commission, and is currently a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP at the Chicago Office. Councilman Kaufman is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Chicago Law School.


Councilman Knobel serves as Council Liaison to the Business and Economic Development Commission, Cultural Arts Commission, Human Relations Commission, Ravinia Business District Alliance, North Shore School District 112 and the Central Business District Property Owners Association. She is currently a marketing and communications consultant to business, government and not-for-profit agencies. Councilman Knobel is a graduate of Boston University.


Councilwoman Stone serves as Council Liaison to the Natural Resources Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals, chairs the Green Alliance, and is the Director to the SWALCO Board. She has over 20 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector. Councilwoman Stone currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Board of Directors of Community Partners for Affordable Housing. She is the co-founder of Go Green Illinois. Councilwoman Stone graduated from Middlebury College and the University of Michigan. 


Councilman Stolberg is currently the CEO of Advantage Management and Executive Director of the Submersible Wastewater Pump Association. He is an Illinois licensed community manager, certified manager of community associations, accredited management specialist, and professional community association manager. Councilman Stolberg is a graduate of the University of Illinois.


The City is governed by the council-manager form of government. In Highland Park, there are six City Council Members and the Mayor, all elected at large, who serve staggered four-year terms. The Council hires a professional City Manager who is responsible for carrying out the policy directives of the City and for managing the day-to-day operations of the City. The City has a number of commissions comprised of citizen volunteers who also take an active role in City policy recommendations.  Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor with consent of the City Council.  Information about the Mayor, Council and the Volunteer Commission opportunities can be found at


If you have any questions, please contact the City Manager’s office at 847.926.1000.