Any person may obtain public records for inspection or copying, in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, by submitting a request, preferably in writing or on the CCFPD Public Records Examination Request form, to the designated Freedom of Information Officer of the District:
Freedom of Information Officer
Champaign County Forest Preserve District
PO Box 1040
Mahomet, IL 61853
The requested records will be supplied within five working days after receipt of the request as required by the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Under certain conditions permitted by law, the CCFPD may extend this time limit by another five working days. In the event that the Request for Public Records cannot be complied with, a written denial will be sent to the person making the request within five working days after receipt of the request or ten working days in case of an extension, specifying the reasons for the denial. This denial notice will also include information of the right to review by the Public Access Counselor or judicial review.
(As defined by Illinois Public Act 098-1129)
The public, under certain circumstances and meeting minimal criteria, may file for a waiver of copying fees. Such waivers must be approved by the Executive Director.
The purposes of the CCFPD are set forth in the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act (70 ILCS 805/5 et seq.)
Mission statement: We are stewards of our county's natural and historic resources through conservation, education and the compatible outdoor recreation experiences we provide at Champaign County's Forest Preserves.
Vision: To hold a valued and vital place in the lives of Champaign County residents and be recognized for innovation, leadership and excellence.
Block diagram of the functional subdivisions of the CCFPD (23kb pdf)
The total amount of the FY2015 operating budget of the CCFPD is $6,214,542.
The CCFPD employs approximately 35 full-time, 12 part-time, and 90 seasonal employees.
The CCFPD is governed by a five-member nonpartisan Board of Commissioners. Commissioners are appointed by the Champaign County Board for unpaid five-year terms.
Mary Ellen Wuellner
Lisa Sprinkle, FOIA Officer
The categories of records under the control of the CCFPD include the following:
Pursuant to Section 3.5 of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 14/3.5), the following records will be immediately disclosed upon request: