General Office

Mission: To insure that the overall mission of the Forest Preserve District is advanced through the plans, programs, and activities of all its Departments.


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Mission: To provide quality, timely, and efficient legal services to the District, either through District legal staff or through supervision of outside counsel.


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Human Resources

Mission:  To develop and maintain a high functioning workforce through strategic, flexible, progressive and cost-effective human resource systems linked to the strategic goals of the District.

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Recreation, Volunteer Resources & Permits

Mission: To support the Forest Preserve District’s mission by connecting Cook County residents with their Preserves through meaningful and diverse special events, volunteer experiences, and permitted recreational activities.



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Mission:  To oversee and manage all financial affairs and administrative functions related to financial accounting, internal and external auditing, and purchasing, with an increased emphasis on the implementation of controls, accountability, technology and cross training.

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Law Enforcement Department

Mission:  To uphold and enforce all State, County and Forest Preserve District laws and ordinances in order to serve and protect citizens visiting the Forest Preserves, and protect the property and natural lands of the District.



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Facilities & Fleet

Mission: To provide a variety of routine maintenance, repairs, renovations and services to help ensure properly maintained facilities, fleet, equipment, and infrastructures, while utilizing the latest energy-efficient technologies and improving productivity and responsiveness.

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Resource Management

Mission:  To protect, restore and preserve the biodiversity and beauty of the natural communities of the District as nearly as may be in their natural condition, for the education, pleasure and recreation of the public.

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Planning & Development

Mission: To plan, design, and implement capital improvements and restoration programs to forest preserve sites as well as oversee the District’s land acquisition program to preserve and expand the forest preserve lands and facilities.

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Landscape Maintenance

Mission: To maintain a clean and welcoming environment at our recreational outdoor areas, facilities and structures throughout the Forest Preserve District.

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Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County