Village President Eric Smith

Village President

: 2019 - 2023

Village Trustee

: 2009 - 2012, 2013 - 2017


Bachelor of Arts, City University of New York
Master of Science in Education, City University of New York
Credits beyond a Masters Degree from the Following Institutions
  • Chapman University
  • Concordia University
  • Illinois State University
  • National Louis University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • St. Xavier University
  • Governor’s State University
  • Retired - President and CEO of AIM Business Printers since 1992
  • Retired - 6th Grade Science Teacher with Kildeer Countryside Consolidated School District #96 (25 years)
  • Retired - Science Methods Teacher with National Louis University

I have been a resident of Buffalo Grove since 1971. My husband, Marty, and I have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
  • Past Gold Member of the Buffalo Grove Chamber Of Commerce for 15 years
  • Member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Award Alumni
  • Member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association
  • Former Village Appointments
  • Environment
  • Information Technology
  • Arts Commission
  • Buffalo Grove Days
  • Board of Health
  • Plan Commission
  • Commission For Residents With Disabilities (CRD)
Public Service
  • Commissioner for the Village Of Buffalo Grove for 15 years (Commission For Residents With Disabilities)
  • Served on the Buffalo Grove 50th Anniversary Committee
  • Served on the Buffalo Grove Sign Code Committee
  • Served on the Buffalo Grove Appearance Review Team
  • Member Kildeer School District 96 Foundation For Excellence
  • Member of Stand Strong Coalition
  • Recipient of the United Way Participation Award
  • Recipient of the Best Friend Award from the Buffalo Grove Park District
  • Served on Committees for State Representative Sidney Mathias and Senator Matt Murphy
  • Presenter at Career Night in School District #214
  • Sponsor of the Shuttle Bus Service for the Buffalo Grove Art Fair and Buffalo Grove Days
  • Sponsored Baseball Teams for the Thoroughbred League, Palomino League, and Buddy Baseball
  • Sponsor for the Illinois Special Olympics
  • Presented Science Workshops from 1988-2004
  • Published Science Articles in the Following Journals: Science and Children, Science Scope, The Science Teacher, SPECTRUM
  • Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching and represented the State of Illinois in Washington, D.C. (PAEMST)
  • Judge for the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (Science Fair) on a Local, Regional, and State Level
  • Event Sponsor for the Science Olympiad at Buffalo Grove High School
  • Presented badges for the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts
  • Donated and Contributed to the Buffalo Grove Park District, Village of Buffalo Grove, and the Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce

I had a banner in my classroom to encourage my students to never give up their dreams: “Reach For The Stars.”

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Beverly Sussman

Village President