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Remembering Commissioner Robert Steele

The contributions made by Commissioner Robert Steele to the Forest Preserves of Cook County will be enjoyed by residents and visitors for many years to come.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Commissioner Steele,” said Arnold Randall, General Superintendent of the Forest Preserves. “Commissioner Steele was a strong advocate for the Forest Preserves, and was an integral member of the Next Century Conservation Plan’s Conservation & Policy Council.”

In his role on the Conservation & Policy Council, Commissioner Steel represented the Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners, and helped provide guidance on future initiatives and strategies that will lead the Forest Preserves into the next century.

“Commissioner Steele was an immense advocate for his districts’ residents, and although there are no forest preserves in his district, he strongly encouraged his constituents to get out and enjoy the many amenities available to them in the Forest Preserves of Cook County,” said Randall.

In addition to the Conservation & Policy Council, Commissioner Steele served as the chairman of the Forest Preserve District Board committees for contract compliance and environmental control, as well as the vice chairman of the finance committee.

Click here to learn more about Commissioner Steele’s career in public service.