Randy Olson

Winnebago County
9:59 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Olson out as Forest Preserve president

R. Olson / T. Rawaillot

Randy Olson was removed Wednesday as president of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District Board over his management style, exemplified by his creation of a new public safety position and filling that post without board consent.

Commissioner Mary McNamara Bernsten, who was named the new president, was joined by Judy Barnard, Lee Johnson, Audrey Johnson and Gloria Lind in voting to oust Olson. Cheryl Maggio voted to retain him. Olson remains a commissioner.

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6:41 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Expert: forest preserve board members justifed in feud

Curt Wood

Members of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve Board have asked Randy Olson to step down as board president.  They're upset with Olson for not including their input on a new hire.  Olson says he plans to keep his title.

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