Meet the Staff

My staff are dedicated problem solvers and reflect my commitment to providing citizens with the necessary tools to access and benefit from Cook County resources.

Please call or email if my office can be of service.

Terri Graham

Chief of Staff

Terri Graham works out of the District office.  Passionate about and experienced in work which furthers the development of a safe and strong community, Terri is an excellent resource and liaison between the County and local communities. Before joining my team, Terri served as community coordinator for Northfield Township and as executive director of the Glenview Chamber of Commerce prior to that. Her work experience also includes heading a youth agency in Wilmette. Terri is currently on the board of the National Association of County Information Officers and her local activities include serving as a past president of the Glenview Rotary Club. Terri also provides staff support for my role as Chairman of the National Association of Counties’ Program and Services Committee, as a member of its Board of Directors and Large Urban County Caucus.

Janet Trowbridge

Senior Policy Analyst

Janet Trowbridge works out of the downtown office and handles the myriad of legislative matters and manages constituent services. Having worked for my predecessor, Commissioner Dick Siebel, and served as Northfield Township collector, she is knowledgeable about the district and is a veteran of county issues. Janet is also a past fellow of the Lincoln Series in Public Service, an organization that helps train Republican women for public office. Currently she serves on its Board of Governors. She is also active in Families Helping Families in her own community, a transitional housing program for homeless moms and their children. She is active with resource development for this not-for-profit organization and sits on its Board of Directors.

Liz Polmanski

Director of Technology and New Media

Liz Polmanski works out of the downtown office and handles social media for the 14th district . Liz is a Glenview native and comes to us from the Glenview Chamber of Commerce where she was responsible for public relations and social media. She graduated in December 2012 from the University of Illinois with a degree in Journalism, and loves to read, write and edit. She is also fond of live theater and is currently a board member at the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview.