Office of the General Superintendent

The Office of the General Superintendent (OGS), comprised of the Executive Office, Communications, Compliance and Volunteer Resources teams, ensures all Forest Preserves of Cook County services, programs, policies and department work plans are aligned with our mission.

OGS secures public and private resources to advance the Forest Preserves’ mission and ensures that these resources are used effectively and efficiently. OGS also:

  • Oversees all communications provided to the public.
  • Facilitates broad, civic stewardship of the preserves.
  • Cultivates partnerships with government agencies, non-profit advocates and a wide range of institutions that support conservation, environmental education and outdoor recreation.