Finance Committee

Committee function

The Finance Committee of the Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners generally supervises the finances of the District by establishing policies and procedures for budget control systems, investments, annual audits, and general accounting and purchasing procedures.

This Committee also approves resolutions as to bond issues, oversees proposed budgeting and appropriation ordinances and tax levies, reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners as to line item transfers, determines insurance for District employees, and reviews land acquisition matters or funding requests. It also reviews and makes recommendations to the Board for: permit and license fee schedules; utility, building, and farm licenses; the annual salary pool for non-bargaining unit employees; and all matters pertaining to legislation concerning the District's finances.

The Committee also prepares plans, priorities, evaluation systems, etc., dealing with future land acquisitions by the District. The Committee supervises implementation of Board approved land acquisitions and plans by establishing policies and procedures on title work, surveys, mapping, negotiations, appraisals, and grant implementation.

Committee membership

Chair: Natalie Coleman
Vice Chair: Jackie Traynere
Members: Julie Berkowicz, Herb Brooks, Gretchen Fritz, Raquel Mitchell, Meta Mueller, Sherry Newquist, Annette Parker, Frankie Pretzel, Margaret Tyson, Tom Weigel 

View all Board members in the Board of Commissioners directory.

Committee meetings

The Finance Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month (unless changed by the Committee) at 9 a.m.

Finance 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.

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

View Finance Committee meeting documents, including agendas and minutes.


The Forest Preserve District protects and enhances Will County’s natural and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.


Bringing People and Nature Together

Guiding principles

  • Staying true to our purpose.
  • Being good stewards.
  • Connecting people and nature.
  • Focusing on wellness.
  • Working with others.
  • Promoting sustainability.