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Operations Committee

Committee Function

The Operations Committee of the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners formulates and makes recommendations to the Board concerning adoption of operational policies relating to the District's general affairs, and compiles a set of such policies which, when adopted, constitute a guide for future decisions of the District.

Subjects of these policies include maintenance, police, recreation, development, educational facilities and programming, land use policies and plans, classification and designation of use for District buildings and structures, and employment policies, including employee manuals and grievance procedures.

This Committee also supervises the implementation of Board approved Capital Improvement Programs relating to preserve developments and enhancements. It also reviews all matters pertaining to legislation concerning the District's operational functions, and makes appropriate recommendations to the Board.

Committee Membership

Chair: Denise Winfrey
Vice Chair: Sherry Newquist
Members: Steve Balich, Mimi Cowan, Mike Fricilone, Don Gould, Deb Kraulidis, Amanda Koch, Jim Moustis, Meta Mueller, Judy Ogalla, Jackie Traynere

View all Board members in the Board of Commissioners Directory.

Committee Meetings

The Operations Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month (unless changed by the Committee) at 8:30 a.m.

Operations Committee meetings are held at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Il, 60432. View a Google Map of the meeting location.

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

View Operations Committee meeting documents, including agendas and minutes.


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.


Bringing People and Nature Together


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

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