Financial Information

The Forest Preserve District of Will County supports transparency in government and its financial affairs.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Forest Preserve produces an annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to present the financial activity of the District's various funds. In 2019, this report was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 25th consecutive year. Download the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2021, or view archived reports on our printable brochures and reports page under "Financial Information."

The Forest Preserve also produces an annual financial report on the District's other post-employment benefits. Download this audit for 2021.

Budget

The Forest Preserve's annual budget provides information about revenue and expenses for the fiscal year. Download the 2022 budget, or view previous years' budgets on our Printable Maps and Brochures page under "Financial Information."

Procurement Ordinance

The Forest Preserve adheres to a comprehensive Procurement Ordinance to ensure the selection and purchase of quality goods and services on a competitive basis in a fair and equitable manner that is fiscally responsible and engenders public confidence in District procurement procedures. Download Procurement Ordinance No. 419.

Schedule of Bills

The Forest Preserve's Schedules of Bills present monthly records of expenditures. Download monthly Schedules of Bills below:

Employee compensation

In 2012, Public Act 097-0609 amended the Open Meetings Act to require employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to post on their webites the "total compensation package" for each employee making over $75,000 per year. View the Forest Preserve's total compensation packages for these employees or learn more about the Open Meetings Act on the Illinois General Assembly website

View the IMRF Employer Cost & Participation Information.

Retiree Health Insurance Trust Fund

The Forest Preserve District of Will County Retiree Health Insurance Trust Fund is an irrevocable trust established by the District's Board of Commissioners to provide other post-employment health care benefits for retired District employees through a single defined benefit plan. The fund is managed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. View Retiree Health Insurance Trust Fund Board of Trustees meeting documents, including agendas and minutes.

Transparency in health coverage

Machine readable files can be found on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois website.

Freedom of Information Act

If you do not find the financial information you are seeking, visit our Freedom of Information Act page to learn how to make a request for public records.

 

Mission

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

Motto

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.