Ryan Brandes for Mayor

Commmitted to Our Community

Our community is one of the finest places in all of Illinois. It is where hard working people raise their children, enjoy friendships and establish roots. But we need to do more to make our community vibrant for generations to come. My leadership style, years of working in the public sector, personal drive and vision for a new course enables me to make a real difference for the town I love.

As Mayor of Lindenhurst, I will work with the village staff and community stakeholders tap underutilized resources and bring new commercial and retail ventures to the Village. It is imperative that we expand our tax base and take the burden off of working families. I will make sure that staff is using best practices in decision making and are provided with the resources needed to work at the utmost level of efficiency in supporting our residents. Being a firm believer in transparent and accountable government, I will also make sure that all decisions are made in the open and residents have complete access to their elected officials and department staff.

Together as a community, we can change the direction of Lindenhurst and make it a model for of efficiency and prosperity.

About Ryan Brandes

Ryan is a proud Lindenhurst resident who has lived here for the last 16 years. Together with his wife Nancy, they are raising their daughter Abby who is now age 10.

Ryan has a long history of government service and knows what works. During his career, he developed a highly effective leadership style. For the last 9 years Ryan held various positions in a number of levels in governmental management. He helped manage millions of dollars in public funds annually, and from 2010 through 2017 served as the procurement officer for the Lake County Housing Authority, a capacity responsible for the construction and contracted services programs. This included on-site management and project design with architects and engineers. Ryan currently serves as Deputy Director of the North Chicago Housing Authority, and is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and agency staff. His direction and work has helped set the direction on both capital and needs planning and established a solid course for growth and sustainability.

Ryan loves being a part of our community and this is well reflected in his community service. He was appointed to the Lindenhurst Environmental Commission by the current mayor and village board and also served as Chairman. Ryan is proud to be in charge of the Lindenfest Carnival committee and consistently attends village board meetings. He is also an Eagle Scout who obtained the honor in 1991.