Environmental & Forestry Commission


  • 7 PM
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Village Hall
    510 Green Bay Road
    Winnetka, IL 60093

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MemberPositionPhone NumberTerm Ends
Chuck DowdingChair847-446-0302May 19, 2021
Chris FoleyAt Large847-784-8661October 20, 2021
Liz KunkleAt-Large847-501-0302October 3, 2020
Rosann Park-JonesAt Large847-446-2123April 17, 2020
Barry SylvesterAt-Large773-793-9206May 19, 2018
David VarcaAt Large847-386-6414October 6, 2018
Ted WynnychenkoAt-Large847-446-0072March 3, 2023
Jack ColadarciCouncil Representative847-784-1623N/A
Marcus BuccellatoStudent RepresentativeN/AN/A
Scarlett HarperStudent RepresentativeN/AN/A
Brendon Mendoza Staff LiaisonN/AN/A


To facilitate environmental and forestry stewardship, resource conservation and sustainability on a personal, local and regional level, to raise public awareness of environmental issues and best practices, and to bring about changes in public policy, where appropriate, through a collaborative, measurable, science-based process.


Encouragement and facilitation involve education and changes in life style through ordinance and/or pricing of services, as well as expenditure of Village funds to provide the high performance infrastructure that facilitate stewardship and conservation. Sustainability requires utilizing the minimum number of resources to protect the environment, while maximizing the benefit for the producer and community, without compromising future generations. Accomplishing this mission requires integrated activity with the Village staff, other Winnetka boards, and governing bodies that serve the greater Winnetka area and region.