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Environmental and Forestry Commission

Regular meetings of the Environmental & Forestry Commission (EFC) take place on the second Wednesday of every month. All meetings are held at Village Hall and start at 7:00 p.m.


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.


Below is a list of the current members of the EFC, including their position, contact information, and terms:

Chuck Dowding Chair 847-446-0302 05/19/2021
Liz Kunkle At-Large 847-501-0302 10/03/2020
Barry Sylvester At-Large 773-793-9206 05/19/2018
Rosann Park-Jones At Large 847-446-2123 04/17/2020
David Varca At Large 847-386-6414 10/06/2018
Chris Foley At Large 847-784-8661 10/20/2021
Mike Nielsen At Large 773-620-2870 10/20/2018
Clark O'Bryan Student Representative    
Anne Wedner Council Representative 847-845-6416  
Brendon Mendoza Staff Liasion 847-716-3550


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.

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