The Civic Federation and the Motorola Solutions Foundation awarded Forest Preserves of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall with the 2017 Excellence in Public Service Award during the annual breakfast on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
Since starting with the Forest Preserves, General Superintendent Randall has focused on expanding outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the County while also supporting dedicated conservation and restoration efforts. During his tenure, the Forest Preserves opened five new and improved campgrounds, developed a partnership for a treetop adventure course, and have expanded programming. Additionally, the Forest Preserves’ Harms Flatwoods was recognized as an Illinois Nature Preserve, and Jens Jensen Grassland and Woodland and Bobolink Meadow were both recognized as Illinois Land and Water Reserves.
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Now in its 26th year, the annual award is presented to a non-elected government official to recognize individuals who have made an extraordinary impact on the quality of state and local government services in Illinois.