Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting
October 21, 2021
Commissioner Debra Shore said good-bye to fellow commissioners, staff and the public, thanking them for their work and support, and noting she and her colleagues strove to improve the quality of lives for all residents. Saying that as an environmental activist, her landing on the MWRD Board was “improbable” and that it was equally improbable “to be leaving here as I am.” President Biden appointed Ms. Shore as Regional Administrator for Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she has already begun work.
Ms. Shore quoted from President John F. Kennedy’s “Strategy of Peace” Commencement Address to American University in 1963: “If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
Diane Edmundson, League of Women Voters of Cook County Board Member, addressed the board, requesting the Agency restructure its Board Meetings so executive sessions are held at the end of the board meeting prior to adjournment. Ms. Edmundson said this change would allow more efficient use of staff and observer time, and generally help the Public.
Observed by Laurie Morse
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