Tom Strauss

Tom and his wife Barbara are twenty-six year residents of the greater Barrington area. Tom and Barbara moved to Barrington Hills 14 years ago after living in the Barrington Village neighborhood community of Fox Point. They have 3 sons; Ryan 31, Kyle 28 and Jack 25 all of whom are successful graduates of the Barrington public school system. While in Barrington Tom has been committed to serving his community and has been giving of his time, knowledge and experience in those roles. Tom served as a member of the Fox Point Board of Directors for three years where he chaired the Lake Committee and served on its Executive Board. Currently, Tom is a Board Member and Treasure of the Paganica Home Owners Association. He also served on the Board of Directors of Inverness Golf Club for six years with three of those spent on the Executive Committee as Secretary. Tom is the owner of Vaughn Associates, a leading Midwest retail sales management consulting company focused on toys, seasonal décor and electronics; and is currently launching an exciting new company, Suriv LLC. In Tom’s free time he likes to golf, ski, snowshoe, scuba dive, horseback ride and travel.

Tom is a strong advocate for the ideals that created the foundation of the Village of Barrington Hills, but understands that we must continue to progress and listen to the residents to understand their needs and desires for the community in which they reside. Barrington Hills is a unique place to live “ where else can you raise a family in open space with great schools, while enjoying a close proximity to a major metropolitan area and see horse drawn carriages on your way home?” Tom’s goal if elected is to work to ensure we maintain what makes Barrington Hills a special place to live and raise a family. Tom’s focus as a Trustee will be to continue the strong fiscally responsible management from the past 8 years. He would like to make certain that we remain focused on the budget, protect our residential zoning laws and ensure that our community remains safe and secure for all residents.