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File #: 22-0386    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/1/2022 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action:
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF TERRY GUEN TO THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, in 2013, Terry Guen was appointed by President Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners to the Next Century Conservation Plan Commission to develop a new vision for the Forest Preserves of Cook County ("Forest Preserves"); and WHEREAS, as a member of the Next Century Conservation Plan Commission, Terry worked with fellow civic leaders to advise on the development of the Next Century Conservation Plan (the "Plan") an ambitious and visionary plan with goals to ensure the Forest Preserves' native habitats thrive, create opportunities for everyone to explore the preserves, demonstrate the value of protected land and provide enduring and accountable leadership; and WHEREAS, following adoption of the Plan by the Board of Commissioners on February 18, 2014, Terry was appointed by President Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners to the Conservation and Policy Council of the...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LARRY SUFFREDIN, STANLEY MOORE, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR., SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF TERRY GUEN TO THE FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY

WHEREAS, in 2013, Terry Guen was appointed by President Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners to the Next Century Conservation Plan Commission to develop a new vision for the Forest Preserves of Cook County ("Forest Preserves"); and

WHEREAS, as a member of the Next Century Conservation Plan Commission, Terry worked with fellow civic leaders to advise on the development of the Next Century Conservation Plan (the "Plan") an ambitious and visionary plan with goals to ensure the Forest Preserves' native habitats thrive, create opportunities for everyone to explore the preserves, demonstrate the value of protected land and provide enduring and accountable leadership; and

WHEREAS, following adoption of the Plan by the Board of Commissioners on February 18, 2014, Terry was appointed by President Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners to the Conservation and Policy Council of the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Council") where she served from 2015 to 2022, providing guidance and expertise to the Forest Preserves in the implementation of the Plan; and

WHEREAS, as Founder and Principal of Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc., Terry used her background in landscape architecture to apply her knowledge of integrating ecological outdoor environments within public design and creating nature-filled public spaces to her work with the Council; and

WHEREAS, on November 7, 2016, Terry convened a group of professionals from the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects, to advise the Forest Preserves on integrating natural elements in the Forest Preserves' built spaces; and

WHEREAS, Terry co-chaired the development of the Council's position paper on "Nature-Compatible Recreation," which included key recommendations to prioritize nature-compatible recreation and oppose new uses that do not align with the Forest Preserv...

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