Jeffrey Berman

Village Trustee
  • Term: 2015 - 2019
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 1987
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, with Honors, 1984
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1984
  • Attorney, with a nationwide practice in complex commercial litigation
  • 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
  • Board of Health
  • Legal
  • Transportation
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
Membership & Other Public Services
  • Chairman, Metra Citizens Advisory Board (representing Lake County, 2010 to present)
  • Northwest Municipal Conference Transportation Committee (2001 to present)
  • Village Representative to the Lake County Transportation Improvement Project (1999 to 2003)
  • Chairman, Village Zoning Ordinance Review Committee (2000 to 2002)
  • Village Traffic Management Committee (2000 to present)
  • Village Plan Commissioner, Village of Buffalo Grove (1992 to 1999)
  • Lake County Private Activity Bond Allocation Advisory Committee (2001 to present)
  • Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus Transportation Task Force, as Representative of the Lake County Municipal League (2002 to 2004)
  • Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Citizens To Protect Quality Of Life Through Better Transportation (1999 to 2004)
  • Aptakisic Tripp School District 102 Strategic Design Committee (2003 to 2004)
  • Aptakisic Tripp School District 102 Superintendent Search Committee, Community Member (2003 to 2004)
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Village Team Captain (2000 to present)
"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