Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

John Rogner

Contact Title

Deputy Director, DNR

Contact E-Mail


To act together to protect, conserve, restore, improve and effectively manage the Waters and Water Dependent Natural Resources of the Basin under appropriate arrangements for intergovernmental cooperation and consultation because current lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to protect the Basin Ecosystem.


Each member (Governor) may appoint at least one alternate to serve during their term of office.

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation



None required.




The Council shall consist of the Governors of the Parties, ex officio; Each member of the Council shall appoint at least one alternate who may act in his or her place and stead, with authority to attend all meetings of the Council and with power to vote in the absence of the member; Unless otherwise provided by law of the Party for which he or she is appointed, each alternate shall serve during the term of the member appointing him or her, subject to removal at the pleasure of the member; In the event of a vacancy in the office of alternate, it shall be filled in the same manner as an original appointment for the unexpired term only.


Elected by the members


45 ILCS 147/5, Art. 2

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Rogner, John 09/27/2019 Governor Governor's Alternate Cook
Wobig, Loren 09/27/2019 Governor Governor's Alternate Cook