Kathleen O'Hara, President

Village Resident:

Since 1976.


Illinois State University, B.S.;

Northern Illinois University, M.S. in Educational Administration.


Student Service and Community Coordinator, Lake Forest High School. Retired in 2005 from the Lake Bluff Middle School after 36 years of service, 19 years as a social studies teacher and 17 years as school principal.

Volunteer Work:

Historian, Lake Bluff History Museum.

Community Involvement:

Village of Lake Bluff President (2013-Present);

Village of Lake Bluff Trustee (2007-2013);

Co-founder of the Lake Bluff History Museum; and

Lake Bluff School Caucus Member.

Hobbies and Interests:

Enjoys studying local history and preservation issues, reading, traveling and co-authored two books on Lake Bluff history.

Village Issues Most Concerned With (not listed in any particular order):

  • Seeking additional revenue sources other than property taxes;
  • Reviewing the 1997 Comprehensive Plan; and
  • Supporting the continued improvements to the infrastructure, beautification, and public safety in the downtown and other areas throughout the Village.