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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 Wednesday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the DuPage County Conference Room, at CMAP, 233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 800. The meeting materials are 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. 

Ed Collins, McHenry County Conservation District Joe Schuessler, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Jack Darin, Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter Deborah Stone, Cook County Department of Environmental Control
Martha Dooley, Village of Schamburg Mike Sullivan, Kane / Kendall Council of Mayors
Jon Grosshans, USEPA, Region 5  Wallace Van Buren, Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies
Pete Harmet, IDOT District 1 Sean Wiedel, City of Chicago
Martin Jaffe, University of Illinois at Chicago Patricia Werner, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission 
Anne McKibben, CNT Energy Nancy Williamson, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Stacy Meyers, Openlands  


2014 Meeting Schedule

The 2014 meeting schedule is below. Agendas and minutes from past meetings can be found here:

Date Time
January 7 – Cancelled   
February 5 9:30 am
March 5 9:30 am
April 2 9:30 am
May 7 9:30 am
June 4 9:30 am
July 2 9:30 am
August – No Meeting  
September 3 9:30 am
October 1 – Cancelled  
November 5 9:30 am
December – No Meeting  



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