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Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee

Functions of the Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee:

The purpose of the Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee was to assist the Forest Preserve Executive Committee & Commission with the implementation of the approved November 2015 Updated Strategic Action Plan for Niabi Zoo through advisement and recommendation.   

The Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee assisted the Forest Preserve Commission through recommendation in the following:
  • hiring of marketing partner to expand and educate the community on the Zoo's purpose and mission.
  • assisted in the selection process for new leadership with the hiring of  Zoo Director, Lee Jackson, after a nationwide search.
  • drafted the documents and structure of the current Community Advisory Board.
  • identifing capital improvements for operational stability and enhancing the visitor experience.
  • aligned the management structure of the Zoo to those of similar modern zoological institutions.
  • increased public confidence in the management and governance of the Zoo.
  • provided additional fiscal oversight and recommendations for operational efficiencies.
  • developed greater awareness of the Zoo's role in the community and the need to support.
  • positioned the Zoo for future growth and development. 
Upon the approval of the Resolution by the Forest Preserve Commission in July of 2017 to create the Community Advisory Board the Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee was dissolved.  The Forest Preserve Commission extends a sincere Thank You to those who selflessly served on the Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee. 
 
Members of the Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee
Lee Jackson Terry Brahm
Michael Byrne Joe Taylor
Jarrett Thomas William Nelson
Jeffrey Craver  
 
Niabi Zoo Oversight Committee Meetings for 2015
November 23, 2015 December 21, 2015
December 8, 2015  
 
Niabi Zoo Oversight  Committee Meetings for 2016
January 12, 2016 May 10, 2016
January 26, 2016 June 8, 2016
February 4, 2016 July 25, 2016 - Two Meetings
February 16, 2016 August 8, 2016
February 23, 2016 August 29, 2016
February 25, 2016 - Trip to Columbus Zoo September 13, 2016
March 8, 2016 October 17, 2016
March 17, 2016 November 14, 2016
April 12, 2016 December 12, 2016
 
Niabi Zoo Oversight  Committee Meetings for 2017
January 9, 2017 May 8, 2017       
February 13, 2017 June 12, 2017
March 13, 2017 July 10, 2017
April 10, 2017  

Niabi Zoo Oversight Agendas & Minutes 2017

Date: Time: Agenda: Minutes:
January 9, 2017 4:00 PM ANZOC010917 MNZOC010917
February 13, 2017 4:00 PM ANZOC021317 MNZOC021317
March 13, 2017 4:00 PM ANZOC031317 MNZOC031317
April 10, 2017 5:00 PM ANZOC041017 MNZOC041017
May 8, 2017 5:00 PM ANZOC050817 MNZOC050817
June 12, 2017 5:00 PM ANZOC061217 MNZOC061217
July 10, 2017 5:00 PM ANZOC071017 MNZOC071017

Niabi Zoo Oversight Agendas & Minutes 2015 - 2016

Date: Time: Agenda: Minutes:
November 23, 2015 1:00 PM ANZOC112315 MNZOC112315
December 8, 2015 5:00 PM ANZOC1280815 MNZOC120815
December 21, 2015 5:00 PM ANZOC122115 MNZOC122115
January 12, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC011216 MNZOC011216
January 26, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC012616 MNZOC012616
February 4, 2016
at 1601 River Dr, Ste 110
Moline, IL
QC Visitors Bureau
5:00 PM ANZOC020416 MNZOC020416
February 16, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC021616 MNZOC021616
February 23, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC022316 MNZOC022316
Fberuary 25, 2016
visit to Columbus zoo
  ANZOC022516  
March 8, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC030816 MNZOC030816
March 17, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC031716 MNZOC031716
April 12, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC041216 MNZOC041216
May 10, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC051016 MNZOC051016
June 8, 2016 5:30 PM ANZOC060816 MNZOC060816
July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016
1:30 PM
5:30 PM
ANZOC072516
ANZOC072516
MNZOC072516
MNZOC072516
 
August 8, 2016 5:30 PM ANZOC080816 MNZOC080816
August 29, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC082916 MNZOC082916
September 13, 2016 5:00 PM ANZOC091316 MNZOC091316
October 17, 2016 4:00 PM ANZOC101716 MNZOC101716
November 14, 2016 4:00 PM ANZOC111416 MNZOC111416
December 12, 2016 4:00 PM ANZOC121216 MNZOC121216