The Forest Preserve Commission governs the Forest Preserve District. The Commission meets monthly to consider all business recommended through the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee meets monthly to consider all business recommended through the Land Acquisition/Enterprise, Finance, and Planning & Utilization Committees as well as independent issues such as District policies/procedures, purchases/bids, master planning, studies/surveys, personnel, resolutions, and all other items not within the jurisdiction of the aforementioned committees. Once issues are approved by the Executive Committee, they proceed to the Commission for final consideration/approval.
The Finance & Administrative Committee meets monthly to consider financial planning, budget, annual audit and financial policies.
The Land Acquisition Committee meets monthly to consider all potential land investments for the District.
The Planning & Utilization Committee meets monthly to consider all business regarding the use, management, modifications or improvements to District properties. Types of issues may include (but are not limited to): land planning, cooperative or intergovernmental agreements, easements, special events, property use, preserve amenities, natural resources, wildlife studies and management, citizen comments/suggestions and purchases/bids in relation to equipment, management, improvements or modification of properties. The Planning & Utilization Committee may establish subcommittees to coordinate special projects or evaluations.