Commissioner Jeffrey Redick — District 2
Jeffrey Redick was appointed to the Forest Preserve District’s board of commissioners in December 2014 and has served as the president pro tem since 2016.
Since being elected, Redick has been staunch advocate for reducing costs through shared services. During his tenure the District has executed over 100 intergovernmental agreements that have reduced yearly operational expenses by $250,000. One of Redick’s ongoing priorities is to shift the agency’s focus from acquiring land to maintaining and improving existing preserves and structures in a cost-effective manner.
“My goal is to provide leadership which will allow the Forest Preserve District to improve and enhance the quality of life for the people we represent while looking for operational efficiencies to keep operational expenses down,” Redick said.
Between 2006 and 2012 Redick served on the county board, where as chair of the environmental committee he worked to develop and expand trails, improve regional water quality, and make DuPage the first county in the state to receive the Governor’s Sustainability Award.
Redick lives with his wife and three sons in Elmhurst and is a partner in an Oak Brook-based law firm, where he specializes in workers’ compensation matters. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and law degree from Drake University. He enjoys camping with his family at Blackwell Forest Preserve and golfing at The Preserve at Oak Meadows.