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.

The Committee typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. or immediately following the Land Acquisition Committee meeting, held just prior to Planning & Utilization Committee. The meetings are held at Forest Preserve District administrative headquarters: 1996 S. Kirk Rd., Ste. 320, Geneva, IL.

Our full 2023 Meeting Calendar and interactive Calendar note the dates and times for all Forest Preserve District meetings. Be advised that meeting locations, dates and times are subject to change.


If you wish to speak at a Planning & Utilization Committee meeting, you must submit a completed Request to Speak Form. You may submit the form online no later than 24 hours before the scheduled meeting, or you may submit the form in person to the Committee Secretary no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.


The green and black boxes below are all clickable tabs. The current selection is highlighted in green with an arrow directly below it. To activate a section, simply click on a box to select it:

  • Select "Commissioners" below to view the members of the Planning & Utilization Committee.
  • Select "Schedule & Minutes" below to view meeting Planning & Utilization Committee meeting notices, agendas and minutes for the current year.
  • Select "Archives" below to view archives of Planning & Utilization Committee meeting minutes.


Cherryl Strathmann

District 20

Mavis Bates
District 4
President Pro Tem

Ron Ford
District 6

Michelle Gumz
District 8

Mike Kenyon
District 16

Christopher W. Kious*
District 23

Anita Lewis
District 3

Michael Linder
District 13

Vern Tepe
District 22

* The Forest Preserve Commission President is a member of all Committees.

To contact Forest Preserve Commissioners:
Click here for a link to Kane County's website, which includes contact information for each Commissioner. Email addresses are also available by selecting the link to each individual Commissioner's page.


Current Meeting Notice:

Current Meeting Agenda:

Minutes and agendas will be posted below, once available.

Date AGENDAS Minutes
January 26, 2023 Agenda Minutes & Packet
February 23, 2023 Agenda Minutes & Packet
March 30, 2023 Agenda Minutes & Packet
April 27, 2023 Agenda Minutes & Packet
May 25, 2023 Agenda
June 29, 2023
July 27, 2023
August 24, 2023
September 28, 2023
October 26, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 14, 2023

Click here to view a combined list of Forest Preserve Commission and Kane County Board meeting notices, agendas and minutes.

Subcommittee Meetings

These meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

Housing & Structures Subcommittee

Current Meeting Notice:
None scheduled at this time

Public Information Meetings

Current Meeting Notice:
None scheduled at this time

archived minutes

The District keeps up to a maximum of up to three years of minutes on its website (the current year, plus the prior two years). Minutes older than those listed below are available by contacting Executive Assistant Gabriella Figliozzi at 630-444-1075.


January 27, 2022 Agenda Minutes
February 24, 2022 Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2022 Agenda Minutes
April 28, 2022 Agenda Minutes
May 26, 2022 Agenda Minutes
June 30, 2022 Agenda Minutes
July 28, 2022 Agenda Minutes
August 25, 2022 Agenda Minutes
September 29, 2022 Agenda Minutes
October 27, 2022 Agenda Minutes
November 17, 2022 Agenda Minutes
December 15, 2022 Agenda Minutes


January 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 29, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 29, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 26, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 30, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 28, 2021 Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2021 Agenda Canceled
December 16, 2021 Agenda Canceled


January 30, 2020 Agenda Minutes
February 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2020 Agenda Canceled
April 24, 2020 Agenda Canceled
May 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 25, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 30, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 29, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 26, 2020 Agenda Canceled
December 18, 2020 Agenda Minutes