Former McHenry mayor and state senator Pamela Althoff was added to the McHenry County Conservation Foundation's Board of Directors, the organization announced.
Althoff, who has been a resident of McHenry County for more than 38 years, currently serves as a District 4 member of McHenry County Board. Prior to her election on the County Board, Althoff represented Illinois Senate District 32 from 2003 to 2018. She served as the city of McHenry's mayor from 2001-03.
In 2001 and 2007, Althoff served as a co-chairman on the McHenry County Conservation Foundation's Open Space Referendum committees, which provided $141.5 million in funds to buy open space throughout the county.
“We are all pleased to welcome Pamela to the McHenry County Conservation Foundation board,” McHenry County Conservation Foundation Board President Brad Semel said in a news release. “As the Foundation works to increase philanthropic support of the Conservation District and their programs, we are always looking to bring new and diverse voices to the table who have a passion for our water, wildlife and way of life.
"Pamela is bringing years of experience and dedicated community involvement, as well as talent, expertise and energy to the organization. We are very fortunate to have her join our board, helping to guide the direction of the Foundation well into the future.”
“We are grateful and excited to have Ms. Althoff join the board and bring her unique talents, expertise and perspectives to the Foundation’s efforts to further our mission to support, sustain, and advance the work of the McHenry County Conservation District and its partners,” Foundation Executive Director Shawna Flavell said.