The Village is governed by a Board of Trustees which is composed of six Trustees, Village President, and Village Clerk. All are elected at large on staggered four-year terms every two years.
All meetings of the Board, including special and adjourned meetings, except executive sessions thereof, shall be open to the public, as is required by statute.
Village Board meetings are broadcast on the Wednesday following that week's board meeting at 12:00 p.m. on cable channel 17.
Regular meetings of the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Gurnee shall be held on the first, third and fourth Monday evenings of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Gurnee Village Hall, 325 North O'Plaine Road, Gurnee, Illinois. Meetings may be held at other locations upon serving of proper notice.
Special meetings may be called by the Village President or by any three members of the Board of Trustees by written request or notice being filed with the Village Clerk at least 36 hours prior to the time specified for such meeting.
Any special meeting attended by all of the members of the Board of Trustees shall be a regular meeting for the transaction of any business that may come before such meeting if all members are present and so agree.
The Village President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Trustees, but he shall have a vote only where the state statutes or ordinances require more than a majority vote of the corporate authorities or in the event of a tie, or where one-half of the trustees elected have voted in favor of an ordinance, resolution or motion, even though there is not tie vote.
During the absence or disability of the President, the board shall elect one of its number President pro tem of the board and he shall act as presiding officer of the board. Where the absence or disability of the President is to be of a very short duration and no individual is required to be granted the powers of the President, the board shall elect one of its members temporary chairman. The President pro tem or the temporary chairman, when acting as presiding officer, shall vote on all questions on which the vote is taken by "yeas" and "nays", his name being called last. The President pro tem shall have all of the powers and duties of the President; the temporary chairman shall only have such powers and duties as accrue to a presiding officer.
Each meeting of the Board of Trustees shall convene at the time appointed for such meeting, as provided by ordinance. The Clerk, or someone appointed to fill his place by the presiding officer, shall thereupon immediately call the roll of members. If no quorum be present, the board shall not thereby stand adjourned, but the members present shall be competent to adjourn or recess the Board by a majority vote.