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 2021 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.


Barbara Wojnicki
District 15

Mavis Bates
District 4
President Pro Tem

David Brown
District 10

Mike Kenyon
District 16

Christopher W. Kious*
District 23

Bill Lenert
District 5

Myrna Molina
District 1

Jarett Sanchez
District 24

Cherryl Fritz Strathmann
District 20

* 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:
11/18/2021 - Meeting Cancelled

Current Meeting Agenda:

Date Minutes
August 26, 2021 Minutes
July 29, 2021 Minutes
June 24, 2021 Minutes
May 27, 2021 Minutes
April 29, 2021 Minutes
March 25, 2021 Minutes
February 25, 2021 Minutes
January 28, 2021 Minutes
December 18, 2020 Minutes
November 26, 2020 Cancelled
October 29, 2020 Minutes
September 24, 2020 Minutes
August 27, 2020 Minutes
July 30, 2020 Minutes
June 25, 2020 Minutes
May 22, 2020 Minutes
April 24, 2020 Cancelled
March 26, 2020 Cancelled
February 27, 2020 Minutes
January 30, 2020 Minutes

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:
June 1, 2021

Current Meeting Agenda:

Public Information Meetings

Current Meeting Notice:
Full Commission Board Retreat/Working Session


Current Meeting Agenda:
Full Commission Board Retreat/Working Session


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.

Date Minutes
January 23, 2019 Minutes
February 28, 2019 Cancelled
March 28, 2019 Minutes
April 25, 2019 Minutes
May 23, 2019 Cancelled
June 21, 2019 Cancelled
July 25, 2019 Minutes
August 29, 2019 Minutes
September 26, 2019 Minutes
October 31, 2019 Minutes
November 28, 2019 Cancelled
December 3, 2019 Cancelled