Resume and Biography

Joseph Gottemoller

Family and Work

  • Member of the McHenry County Board since 2012
  • County Board Chairman 2014-2016
  • Married to Chris Gottemoller for more than 30 years
  • Together we raised  three grown sons
  • 29 years as a partner in the law firm of Madsen,  Sugden & Gottemoller
  • 5 years as an Associate with William M. Franz, Richard Naughton, Tom Leahy and Sandra Kerrick
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Livingston County, Illinois:  1982 to Summer 1984
  • Juris Doctorate  from Law School at American University, Washington, D.C. in 1982
  • BA from College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois in 1979
  • Streator High School Class of 1975

Government and Board Experience

  • Chairman, McHenry County Board: December 2014-December 2016
  • McHenry County Board Member: December 2012-Present
    • Chairman, Planning & Development Committee
    • Member, Law & Justice and Liquor & License Committees
  • McHenry County Planning and Zoning Ad hoc committee member
    • Drafted the McHenry County Conservation Design ordinance: 2007-2009
  • Trustee,  McHenry County Conservation District: 2002-2007
    • President: 2006-2007
  • Board of Directors, Midwest Bank of McHenry County: 2000-2002
  • Member of the County Zoning ordinance review committee mid 1990s
  • McHenry County Gravel Task Force Member: 1991-1992

Community Service

  • Crystal Lake Jaycees: 1985 to mid-90s
    • Treasurer 1985-1986
  • Chair/Co-Chair of St Thomas Annual Festival: 1995-2000
  • Member Home Builders Association of McHenry County:  1990s
  • Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 127: 1998-2003
  • Continental Little League Coach (10 yr olds)
  • St Thomas School Assistant Basketball Coach
  • St Thomas Retreat Team