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Board of Commissioners

Board Function

The Board of Commissioners is made up of 26 members elected from thirteen Board Districts that comprise Will County. The Board approves Forest Preserve District resolutions that come out of the Board's Finance Committee, Operations Committee, and Ad Hoc Rules Committee. It is also responsible for establishing all rules and regulations that govern the Forest Preserve District of Will County.

Board Membership

President: Laurie Summers
Vice President: Kenneth E. Harris
Treasurer: Tyler Marcum
Secretary: Amanda Koch 

Board Meetings

The Board of Commissioners meets the second Thursday of each month (unless changed by the Board) at 9:30 a.m.

Board meetings are held on the second floor of the Will County Office Building, 302 North Chicago Street, in Joliet. View a Google Map of the meeting location.

Board meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to address the Board may do so at these meetings.

View Board meeting documents, including agendas and minutes.

You may also download the meeting schedule for 2018 or view meeting documents for the Board’s two standing Committees, the Finance Committee or the Operations Committee.

View Ad Hoc Rules Committee meeting documents, including agendas and minutes.

Board of Commissioners Directory

The Forest Preserve District's Board of Commissioners consists of 26 members, 2 each from 13 Board Districts. Below is each of the Commissioners' contact information and Committee assignments.
 
If you are unsure what Board District you live in, utilize the Will County Clerk's "Precinct Lookup" tool.

District 1



Judy Ogalla

28560 S. Will Center Road
Monee, IL 60449
708.710.3701 (Cell)
jowcb1@hotmail.com 

Commissioner Ogalla has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2012. She serves on the Operations Committee.  



Laurie Summers

561 W. Arlington Lane
Crete, IL 60417
779.279.6883   Cell
lsummers@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Summers has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2016.

She serves as President of the Board.

District 2



Amanda Koch

21480 English Circle
Frankfort, IL 60432
708.480.2455   Cell
akoch@willcountyillinois.com
 
Commissioner Koch has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2018.



Jim Moustis

7516 Windmill Drive
Frankfort, IL 60423
815.405.3771   Cell
815.469.4907   Business
jgmoustis@yahoo.com

Commissioner Moustis has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 1992.

He serves on the Operations Committee and on the Ad Hoc Rules Committee.

District 3



Donald A. Moran

420 N. Kelly Court
Romeoville, IL 60446
815.370.2966   Cell
dmoran@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Moran has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2012.

He serves as Chairman of the Operations Committee.
 



Elizabeth (Beth) J. Rice

1784 Alan Deatherage Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60490
630.699.1639   Cell
brice@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Rice has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2012.

She serves as Chairwoman of the Ad Hoc Rules Committee and on the Finance Committee.

District 4



Jacqueline Traynere

1109 Jennifer Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630.783.0929   Home
630.240.9178   Cell
jtraynere@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Traynere has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2008.

She serves on the Operations Committee.
 



Kenneth E. Harris

222 Carol Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
630.605.8751   Cell
kencpa32@gmail.com

Commissioner Harris has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2012.

He serves as Vice President of the Board.

District 5



Meta Mueller

2280 Shiloh Drive
Aurora, IL 60503
630.854.3473   Cell
mmueller@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Mueller has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2018.

She serves on the Finance Committee and the Operations Committee.
 



Gretchen Fritz

P.O. Box 1354
Plainfield, IL 60544
779.205.9437   Cell
gfritz@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Fritz has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2014.

She serves on the Finance Committee.

District 6



Donald Gould

21339 S. Redwood Lane
Shorewood, IL 60404
815.744.2669   Home
815.725.7665   Business
rocklaw94@aol.com

Commissioner Gould has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2002.

He serves on the Finance Committee.
 



Joe VanDuyne

841 Wilshire Court
Wilmington, IL 60481
815.530.4388   Cell
jvanduyne@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner VanDuyne has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2018.

He serves as Vice Chairman of the Operations Committee.

District 7



Mike Fricilone

14644 Park Place
Homer Glen, IL 60491
708.310.9831   Cell
mikefricilone@gmail.com

Commissioner Fricilone has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2012.

He serves on the Operations Committee.
 



Steve Balich

12259 Derby Lane
Orland Park, IL 60467
815.557.7196   Cell
sbalich@comcast.net

Commissioner Balich has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2012.

He serves on the Operations Committee.

District 8



Denise E. Winfrey

1108 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433
815.258.2403   Cell
dwinfrey13@gmail.com

Commissioner Winfrey has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2009.

She serves on the Finance Committee and the Operations Committee.
 



Herbert Brooks Jr.

15 Longwood Drive
Joliet, IL 60432
815.726.7080   Business
stjohns.church@comcast.net

Commissioner Brooks has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2008.

He serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee.

District 9



Annette Parker

1620 Clement Street
Joliet, IL 60403
815.955.9778   Cell
aparker@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Parker has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2014.

She serves on the Finance Committee and the Ad Hoc Rules Committee.
 



Rachel F. Ventura

617 N. Raynor Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
815.954.1981   Cell
rventura@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Ventura has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2018.

She serves on the Operations Committee and the Ad Hoc Rules Committee.

District 10



Gloria Dollinger

604 Timberline Drive
Joliet, IL 60431
815.615.8051   Cell
gdollinger@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Dollinger has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2016.

She serves on the Operations Committee.
 



Tyler Marcum

2315 Douglas Street
Joliet, IL 60435
815.600.3985   Cell
tylermarcum@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Marcum has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2016.

He serves as Treasurer of the Board.

District 11



Julie Berkowicz

405 Gateshead Drive
Naperville, IL 60565
630.881.3139   Cell
jberkowicz@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Berkowicz has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2018.

She serves on the Finance Committee.
 



Mimi Cowan

3354 Rosecroft Lane
Naperville, IL 60564
331.472.0491   Business
mcowan@yahoo.com

Commissioner Cowan has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2018.

She serves as Vice Chairwoman of the Finance Committee.

District 12



Ray Tuminello

1011 Grand Mesa Avenue
New Lenox, IL 60451
815.405.8452   Cell
rtuminello@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Tuminello has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2014.

He serves on the Finance Committee.
 



Tom Weigel

2730 Gifford Place
New Lenox, IL 60451
815.722.0881   Home
tomweigel@att.net

Commissioner Weigel has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2004.

He serves on the Operations Committee.

District 13



Mark Ferry

17012 S. Heathercreek Dr.
Plainfield, IL 60586
815.436.6119   Home
815.685.5203   Cell
mferry@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Ferry has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2012.

He serves on the Finance Committee.
 



Tim J. Kraulidis

2200 Dunmore Street
Joliet, IL 60431
815.999.1917   Cell
tkraulidis@willcountyillinois.com

Commissioner Kraulidis has been a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2016.

He serves on the Finance Committee.

 
 
 
 

Mission

The Forest Preserve District is dedicated to protecting, conserving, enhancing and promoting Will County's natural heritage for the educational, recreational and environmental benefit of present and future generations.

Motto

Bringing People and Nature Together

Vision

The people of Will County will view the Forest Preserve District as vital to enriching their quality of life.

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