|Karen Ann Miller has been a Planner with the Kane County, IL Development Department for over sixteen years. She has had a wide range of responsibilities from local and regional planning to organizing a variety of County functions. Recent projects include the Wisconsin-Illinois Fox River Water Trail Initiative, the Oak Ecosystem Recovery Plan, the Kane County 2040 Plan and Kane County Planning Cooperative, and the Kane County 2040 Green Infrastructure Plan. Karen also provides planning technical assistance and education to local governments and organizations in Kane County.
Karen is the past President of the Fox River Ecosystem Partnership and serves on numerous committees within Kane County Government and organizations throughout the region including the Fox Valley Sustainability Network and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a commissioner for the Brookfield Plan Commission and active in the Brookfield Historical Society. She holds a Master of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Northern Illinois University.
Angie Tornes has worked to preserve rivers, trails, and natural areas and access to them for 31 years. Prior to joining the National Park Service (NPS) she worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Puerto Rico, and The Ohio Department of Natural Resources. She manages the NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program Wisconsin Office and the Hydropower Assistance Program in the Great Lake States. She holds an M.S. in Zoology from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in Biology from St. John's University/College of St. Benedict in Minnesota.