Mission Statement

As a dedicated group of volunteers, the Environmental Commissioners consider the diverse issues facing our planet, country, and village in order to protect and improve today’s environment for the future. These efforts include educating Glen Ellyn’s government, residents, and business on environmental issues and opportunities. The commission encourages conservation practices through hands-on activities within the community, and adopting new tools and services. The Commission also reviews Village ordinances and contracts where they have an environmental impact, in order to suggest areas of improvement.

Commission Members

Renae Frigo (Park District Liaison)
Renae's section: "Renae, her husband Mark, and two children have lived in Glen Ellyn for eight years. She currently serves as the liaison between the Commission and the Glen Ellyn Park District where she works as a Naturalist. Renae has a B.S. degree in Biology and Environmental Science and a M.S. in Education. She has worked in the field of environmental science, education and ecological restoration for the past twenty years.

Adrianne Gregory
Adrianne’s career has spanned the design and architecture profession in Chicago. She held positions as Assistant Professor of Art & Design at Northern Illinois University and was a Lecturer at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design while pursuing a Master of Science degree in Visual Communications. An avid rehabber, she and her husband have renovated 12 single and multi-unit residences in Chicago and Glen Ellyn. She is very active in local and global environmental issues and has served on the Village of Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission for four years.
Jack Hennessey (Student Commissioner, Glenbard West High School)
(Bio coming soon.)
Adam Kreuzer (Chairman)
Adam has lived in Glen Ellyn since 1988. He graduated from Michigan State University and The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. For 20 years, Adam has been a partner at Esp Kreuzer Cores, LLP with offices in Wheaton, Chicago, and Oswego. He has been a member of the Environmental Commission for many years and is proud to be its current chairman. More than practicing law, Adam enjoys helping to preserve and improve Glen Ellyn’s environment. He thanks all the wonderful people that do what they can to make a difference.
Mike Malone
Mike has lived in Glen Ellyn since 1987.  He recently retired as the Vice President for University Advancement at Northern Illinois University. He was also the President/CEO of the NIU Foundation. During his tenure at NIU, Mike held senior leadership positions in marketing, public relations, alumni relations, and fundraising.
David Meehan
(Bio coming soon.)
Kathryn Meigel
(Bio coming soon.)
Tom Pulver
Tom and Karen Pulver have lived in Glen Ellyn since 1994. Tom is recently retired from Waubonsee Community College where he served as Assistant Professor of Developmental Mathematics since 2003. He previously worked in the computer industry for Data General and EMC. Tom is formerly a board member of the Illinois Community College Board and has also served with the Illinois Community College System Foundation. Tom holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Minnesota State University, Mankato. In addition to serving with the Environmental Commission, Tom is active with his church and with the PADS program. Tom and Karen were Peace Corps Volunteers for two years in Sierra Leone, West Africa and Tom served in the US Army and is a Viet Nam veteran.
Jennifer Umlauf
Jennifer moved to Glen Ellyn in 2010 with her husband and two daughters.  She has a degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and over 20 years of experience in landscape design/build work. In addition to serving on the Environmental Commission, she enjoys volunteer opportunities with local schools, newcomers club, girl scouts, her church and the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
Andrew Van Gorp
Andrew was born and raised in Glen Ellyn. He graduated from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin with a degree in Sustainable Community Development and a focus in Sustainable Agriculture and Native American Studies. He has experience working in the recycling industry, organizing ecological restoration work, and is the steward of Churchill Woods.  Andrew is the founder of SustainDuPage.com.

John Zelasco
John has been a Glen Ellyn resident with his wife Mary and two daughters since 1998. He’s been a member of the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission for two years and supports the Recycling Committee.
Currently, John is employed by a General contractor in the Chicago land area as a Safety Director and Senior Superintendent. He has close to 40 years of Building experience in Commercial, Industrial, Transportation and Food processing. A carpenter by trade, John has a degree in Construction Management. He has continued his education in the EHS field at NIU, and is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals. He is also a certified Inspector in Erosion and Sediment Control, and volunteers as a water tester for the Sierra Club River Prairie Group.

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