Since December 2010, the Forest Preserve District has been governed by an independent elected Board of Commissioners. As of December 2020, they include:


Judith Barnard

2203 N. Church St., Rockford, IL 61103

Jeff Tilly

3150 Durham Court, Rockford, IL 61109

Mike Eickman

 11114 Harrison Rd., Rockton, IL 61072

Audrey L. Johnson

4260 Sunset Terrace #205, Loves Park, IL 61111

Gloria Lind

1122 Greenwood Ave., Rockford, IL 61107

Cheryl A. Maggio

6351 Dandbridge Blvd., Rockford, IL 61103

Jerry Paulson

4601 Paulson Rd., Caledonia, IL 61011

2022 Schedule of Board of Commissioners Meetings

Every Board Meeting is held at The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Headquarters, in the Conference Room, 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford 61103. The meetings begin at 5:30 PM and occur on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

2022 dates:  
January 19
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 22
July 20
August 17
September 14
October 19
December 14

Anyone wishing to speak at a Board meeting must submit a request to speak in writing to the President by noon on the day of the meeting. Request must include name, address and subject matter. Requests may be relayed through District office at above address; or at; or by fax 815-877-6124.