Board of Directors

From Top Left to Bottom Right

Cheryl Doros Director



Tom Simpson Vice-Chair

Tom resides in Libertyville and is a Field Station Ecologist with the McHenry County Conservation District. Tom was a former Ecologist and Naturalist with the Education Program at the Morton Arboretum, and at Northeastern Illinois University in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, where he taught a wide range of courses in environmentalism and conservation.

Sandy Hartogh Treasurer

Sandy is a current resident of Grayslake. Sandy works as a Marketing Director for Active Electrical Supply and Fox Lighting Galleries in Chicago, creating newsletters and brochures, handling advertising and public relations. 

Cheena Wade Secretary  


Don Lloyd Chairman

Don resides in Grayslake, and teaches full time at the College of Lake County, where he provides a practical as well as a scientific approach to learning.  He is a plant biologist, studying and working with macro and micro (molecular) levels of plant activity. 

How does the Soil and Water Conservation District Operate?

The District is a non-taxing body governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five local citizens. Directors are elected to a two-year term. The Board meets once a month. All meetings are open to public.

Operating funds are derived from state and local appropriations and from self-generated income by means of services, sales and fundraisers. Federal and state grants are available for specific programs.