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Environment and Natural Resources Committee


  • Provide feedback to staff and the coordinating committees on CMAP projects as they relate to environment and natural resources.
  • Serve as a discussion forum for regionally important issues in environmental planning and policy.
  • Help coordinate and prioritize policy positions, programs, and advocacy between CMAP and other organizations.
  • Help identify relevant environmental best practices and encourage their adoption by CMAP partners in the region.

Upcoming Committee Meeting

The next committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Lake County Conference Room, at CMAP, 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800. The meeting materials will be posted here.

If you are not a regular committee member or would like to bring a guest to the meeting, please contact Ingrid Witherspoon (312.454.0400 or iwitherspoon@cmap.illinois.gov) and ask that your name be placed on the building security list. 

Committee Members

The current make up of the committee includes representatives from academia; federal; state and local resource and regulatory agencies; local land management agencies; stormwater, watershed, and wastewater planning agencies; local municipal and county government representatives; and environmental advocacy and policy agencies. 

Lynn Boerman, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Stacy Meyers, Openlands 
Ed Collins, McHenry County Conservation District Joe Schuessler, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Keary Cragan, USEPA, Region 5  Deborah Stone, Cook County Department of Environmental Control
Jack Darin, Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter Mike Sullivan, IDOT District 1
Martha Dooley, Village of Schamburg Mike Warner, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Jackie Forbes, Kane County Division of Transportation Kim Wasserman-Nieto, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Danielle Gallet, Metropolitan Planning Council Sean Wiedel, City of Chicago
David Leopold, UI Labs Moira Zellner, University of Illinois - Chicago


2017 Meeting Schedule

The 2017 meeting schedule is below. Agendas and minutes from past meetings can be found here:

Date Time
January 5 9:30 am
February 2 9:30 am
March 2 9:30 am
April 6 9:30 am
May 4 9:30 am
June 1 9:30 am
July 6 9:30 am
August – No Meeting  
September 7 9:30 am
October 5 9:30 am
November 2 9:30 am
December – No Meeting  



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