Laona Heights Sugar River Colored Sands Sugar River Two Rivers Ferguson Hartley Memorial Trask Bridge Four Lakes Pecatonica River Pecatonica Wetlands Crooked River Grove Creek Seward Bluffs Klehm Forest Preserve Severson Dells Fuller Memorial Cedar Cliff Indian Hill Hinchliff Memorial Kilbuck Bluffs Trailside Kishwaukee Gorge South Kishwaukee Gorge North Rockford Rotary Kishwaukee River Oak Ridge Blackhawk Springs Deer Run Espenscheid Memorial McKiski County Line Kieselburg Roland Olson Stone Bridge Clayton Andrews Ledges Hononegah J. Norman Jensen Millrace Isle Macktown Atwood Homestead Forest Preserve Headquarters

Board of Commissioner Minutes February 8, 2020

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County


Forest Preserve Headquarters

February 8, 2020


PRESENT                                                                   STAFF

Judy Barnard                                                               Mike Holan, Executive Director

Mike Eickman                                                              Vaughn Stamm, Director of Operations

Audrey Johnson

Gloria Lind – 9:05am

Cheryl Maggio                                                             PRESENTOR

Jeff Tilly                                                                       Pamela Clark Reidenbach


ABSENT                                                                     GUEST

Jake Henry                                                                  Alex Mills



The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM, by President Tilly.  Executive Director Mike Holan called the roll.



Review Strategic Plan – Pamela Clark Reidenbach asked the Board and staff their background, and the successes and opportunities for the District. The Board of Commissioners and staff compiled a list of successes for the forest preserve. The Forest Preserve’s mission statement and core values were reviewed. Proposed changes to both the mission statement and core values were discussed. Commissioners and staff assembled a S.W.O.T. Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) for the forest preserve. They broke into three groups, having each group come up with a vision of what the forest preserves will look like in 25 years. A list of strategies/actions was compiled on how the forest preserve will get to the vision. Previous strategic plan goals 1-6 from 2014-2017 were reviewed and new goals were created. The next steps will include sharing proposed mission statement language with the staff and providing feedback to Commissioners for their final approval, receiving language for core values from Judy and Cheryl and then updating the set of core values for Commissioner approval, reviewing goals and requesting approval, and working with staff to develop strategies, action steps, accountability, timeline, and financial impact for each.



Meeting adjourned at 12:10PM.


Respectfully Submitted,

Kristy Knapp

Administrative Assistant