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Clerk Ludwig

Gloria Ludwig
City Clerk

P: 847.391.5311
1420 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 5:00 pm


The City Clerk’s office is a multifaceted department serving the entire community, including residents, all municipal departments and other entities. In addition to specified duties, the City Clerk’s office operates as the municipal public information and resource center.

The City Clerk retains and administers the corporate seal, keeps all records, attends all meetings of the City Council and maintains a full record of its proceedings as specified in the City Code and State statute. The City Clerk is responsible for distributing agendas for the Council meetings.  The City Clerk is the Local Election Official and works closely with the Cook County Election Division.

Clerk Ludwig's Service and Organizations

City Council Service: City Clerk
Current Term: May 2009-2017

Professional Organizations:
International Institute of Municipal Clerks
Fellow - Athenian Leadership Society  
Municipal Clerks of Illinois
Municipal Clerks Association of North / Northwest Suburbs, Cook County, IL
Illinois Municipal League

Community Organizations
Liaison - Des Plaines Youth Commission
Member - Des Plaines Healthy Community Partnership
Financial Supporter - Des Plaines Community Foundation
Member - Maine West High School Community Relations Committee
President - Maine Community Youth Assistance Foundation (MCYAF)
Member - Des Plaines Historical Society
Board Member and Financial Supporter - Frisbie Senior Center
Member - Des Plaines Ministerial Association       
Member - Des Plaines Ladies of the Elks
Member / Instructor - American Cancer Society "Look Good, Feel Better" Program
Volunteer - Community Paint-A-Thon, sponsored by Valspar Coatings in Wheeling, IL

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