Environment & Natural Resources Committee

Environment & Natural Resources Committee

The Environment & Natural Resources Committee's charge is to:

  • Provide feedback to staff and the coordinating committee on CMAP planning and 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, the region's communities, and other organizations.
  • Help identify relevant environmental best practices and encourage their adoption by CMAP partners in the region.

Its 2020 schedule is as follows:

  • January 9 - second Thursday, given New Year's holiday
  • March 5
  • May 7
  • July 9 – second Thursday, given 4th of July holiday
  • September 3
  • November 5


See current and archived committee materials.


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. 

Lindsay Birt, Huff & Huff, a subsidiary of GZA Paul May, Northwest Suburban Municipal Joint Action Water Agency
Keary Cragan, USEPA, Region 5 Stacy Meyers, Openlands
Jack Darin, Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter Tom Rickert, Kane County Division of Transportation
Martha Dooley, Village of Schaumburg Deborah Stone, Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability
Aaron Durnbaugh, Loyola University Chicago Mike Sullivan, IDOT District 1
Danielle Gallet, Metropolitan Planning Council Mike Warner, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Elena Grossman, Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE-Illinois) at UIC
Sean Wiedel, City of Chicago Department of Transportation
Andrew Hawkins, Forest Preserve District of Will County  


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