Thank you for visiting my web site! And thank you for taking an interest in our DuPage County Forest Preserves.
Thank you to District 6 for electing me!
Thank you for your support and votes in the general election on November 6th! I am both humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to represent you on the Forest Preserve Board in District 6.
I did not win this election alone. Many people helped me along the way; too many to list individually. One person does deserves a special thank you: Outgoing District 6 Commissioner Roger Kotecki, whose work over the past 22 years has been instrumental in building the Forest Preserve that DuPage County enjoys today. I am honored to be following in Mr. Kotecki’s footsteps in my new role as your Commissioner.
During my campaign, it was a privilege to talk to many of you about issues related to the Forest Preserve. Now that I am on the Board, I am encouraged by your continued interest in providing me with feedback on what is important to you, the residents of District 6.
Many of you have spoken to me about the need for greater public involvement and continued excellence in natural resources management. During my term as your Commissioner, I promise to do my best to be your voice at the Forest Preserve. I will study the issues. I will listen to you. I will remember that protecting our open space is my foremost duty. I will be cautious when spending your tax dollars. And I will ask for your input before making major decisions.
I am grateful for the opportunity to earn your trust as I represent you on the Forest Preserve Board. I hope to meet more of you in person as I knock on doors and attend public meetings in District 6. Please call or email me: I want to hear about your concerns and ideas and I would welcome the chance to speak with you!
The DuPage County Forest Preserve District was one of the first five in the United States. The District is over 100 years old! Managing this valuable resource requires a focus on the future with a balanced approach to land management, fiscal stewardship and public involvement.
People ask me why I want to be on the Forest Preserve Board. The answer is simple: I LOVE our Forest Preserves and want to be part of preserving our open space for the future.
NO OTHER CANDIDATE HAS MY UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS JOB!
ENDORSED BY THE SIERRA CLUB!
"Shannon Burns is a worthy successor to Roger Kotecki. We believe that, like Roger, she will promote practices that make DuPage's forest preserves a special place for people to visit and a healthy place for wildlife to live." Sierra Club, September, 2012
ENDORSED BY ROGER KOTECKI!
"Shannon Burns is committed to open space and natural area preservation. She has the intellectual power as well as the analytical and verbal skills necessary in a Commissioner. And she will be an advocate for the citizens and tax payers of District 6." Roger Kotecki, District 6 Forest Preserve Commissioner incumbent.
ENDORSED BY THE DAILY HERALD!
"We endorse...Burns as the best choice to serve as a resoned reformer who asks the tough questions" Dailey Herald, October, 2012
My entire life has been preparation for serving my community as a Commissioner on the Forest Preserve Board. Visit the ISSUES section of my website to read more about my views on Forest Preserve issues, and to learn more about me, visit the MEET SHANNON section.
Please contact me if you’d like to talk about our Forest Preserves. I’d love to hear from you!