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Power of Policy in Planning
Activity Code: S640
Date: Tuesday, April 16
More than 50 years of planning success in Kane County, Ill., can be attributed to the long-term dedication and strong relationships of planning staffs, public officials, and private citizens. To ensure that these relationships continue to thrive, the Kane County Board emphasized creating a planning cooperative in its 2040 Plan. Find out about this groundbreaking initiative, which integrates land use and transportation planning with community health to create healthy, livable, and more sustainable communities.
Mark D. VanKerkhoff
Director, Development & Community Services Dept., Kane County
Phone: (630) 232-3451
Work: Mark VanKerkhoff is the Director of the Development & Community Services Department for Kane County, Illinois, where he has provided leadership and management in the areas of planning, community development, homeless services and housing, building, zoning and code enforcement services to Kane’s 515,000 residents since 1994. For 25 years, Mr. VanKerkhoff has been involved with architectural design, historic preservation, long range and community planning, farmland protection, and the public administration of building, zoning, property maintenance, and other community services programs. Mr. VanKerkhoff is currently part of the multi-department, multi-discipline leadership team for the County-wide “Quality of Kane” initiative. This public outreach campaign reflects the County’s mission to maintain and enhance an exceptional Kane County with Healthy People, Healthy Living and Healthy Communities. The County’s update of the comprehensive land use plan to the year 2040 is a major part of this initiative, with public health being integrated with land use and transportation for the first time. Implementation of the 2040 Plan included the creation of the Kane County Planning Cooperative to promote integrated health, transportation and land use planning with the County’s 30 municipalities and other planning partners including park districts, hospitals and other community organizations. Mr. VanKerkhoff is an Illinois Licensed Architect and earned a Master of Arts in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
Education: Mr. VanKerkhoff is an Illinois Licensed Architect and earned a Master of Arts in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
Publications: Kane County 2020 Land Resource Management Plan - contributing writer Kane County 2040 Plan - project team leader and contributing writer
Past Assignments: Blazing a Trail for the Future. Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC) annual grantee meeting, Chapel Hill, NC. May 30 – June 1, 2012. Session Speaker and Panelist. The Future Starts Now: Reversing Obesity Trends through Sustainable Efforts(Web Conference) Friday, October 21, 2011. Presenter. Health in All Policies Symposium: Creating a Multi-Sector Health Paradigm. June 28, 2011. Chicago, IL. Speaker and Panelist
Sean Glowacz, AICP
Land Use Planner, Kane County
Phone: (630) 232-3491
Work: As a planner with Kane County, I was initially charged with assisting in the completion of the Kane County 2040 Plan, the first county plan in Illinois to integrate land use, transportation and public health. Completion of the 2040 plan involved extensive collection of data and widespread research over an array of topics. I was also responsible for organizing and running several public meetings throughout the planning process in which public input was solicited. Currently, I am involved with overseeing the main implementation mechanism for the 2040 plan - the Kane County Planning Cooperative. In this capacity, I work with administrators and planners throughout the county to create educational and training opportunities, as well as promote and sometimes oversee implementation of projects that help to realize the goals of the Kane County 2040 Plan.
Education: 1) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning 2) University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Urban Planning and Policy
Director of Transportation, Kane County Division of Trans.
Phone: (630) 584-1170
Work: With more than 25 years dedicated to public service, Carl Schoedel's professional background includes extensive experience in regional transportation planning, highway engineering, and public utility management. He has conducted academic research on infrastructure and public policy, co-authoring several journal articles. Mr. Schoedel has been instrumental in developing public policy and local legislation to provide safe & efficient transportation facilities and to safeguard public drinking water supplies. Joining Kane County in 1997, Mr. Schoedel has served the Division of Transportation as Permit Engineer and later Chief of Planning & Programming. Carl was appointed as County Engineer in 2003 and Director of Transportation in February 2005. He oversees a significant capital improvement program, including implementation of the Stearns Road Bridge corridor, a $150 million “High Priority Project” designated in SAFETEA-LU, the Federal Transportation Bill. Mr. Schoedel is also committed to developing talent within the Civil Engineering profession, having demonstrated a continuing commitment to training and mentoring Civil Engineering students and young professionals. Mr. Schoedel is a Past President of the Illinois Association of County Engineers. He was elevated to Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2006 and was named Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year by the American Public Works Association - Chicago Metro Chapter in 2011. Mr. Schoedel is also affiliated with the National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Planning Association and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association. Carl is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois and Missouri. Professional Positions: a. Director of Transportation, Kane County Division of Transportation St. Charles, Illinois (2005 – present) b. County Engineer, Kane County Division of Transportation, St. Charles, Illinois (2003 – present) c. Chief of Planning and Programming, Kane County Division of Transportation, St. Charles, Illinois (1999-2003) d. Permit Engineer/Transportation Planner, Kane County Division of Transportation, St. Charles, Illinois (1997-1999) e. Transportation Planning Liaison, DuPage Mayors & Managers Conference, Oak Brook, Illinois (1995 – 1997) f. Planning Assistant, City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development (1994 - 1995) g. Research Fellow, IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, Indianapolis, Indiana (1993-1995) h. Assistant Superintendent Gas Supply & Control, Laclede Gas Co., St. Louis, Missouri (1990-1993) i. Project Engineer, Laclede Gas Co., St. Louis, Missouri (1986-1990)
Education: Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis Master of Planning 1993 – 1995 Activities and Societies: Outstanding Masters Degree Student, Pi Alpha Alpha Washington University in St. Louis Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude), Civil Engineering 1982 – 1986 Activities and Societies: ASCE, Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon
Other Publications: a. Year of Uncertainty – County to County Magazine Summer/Fall 2011 page 16 Carl Schoedel b. Support Job Creation by Enacting Aviation and Surface Transportation Program Reauthorizations - County to County Magazine Winter 2011 page 24 Carl Schoedel c. Anticipatory Analysis in Environmental Planning: Managing Argument in Wellhead Protection - Journal of Planning Education and Research 1997 Volume 16: Pages 243-256 Greg Lindsey and Carl Schoedel d. Special Districts, City Governments, and Infrastructure: Spending in 105 Metro Areas - Journal of Urban Affairs 1997 Volume 19 Number 159 Samuel Nunn and Carl Schoedel e. Strategic Planning Behavior and Interurban Competition for Airport Development - Journal of the American Planning Association Fall1996 Volume 62 Number 4427 Samuel Nunn, Drew Klacik and Carl Schoedel f. Aquifer Strategic Defense Initiative: Indianapolis’ Struggle for Wellhead Protection - ASCE Groundwater Management Svmposium. San Antonio TX August 1995 Carl Schoedel and Greg Lindsey g. Special Districts, City Governments and Infrastructure Spending in Metro Areas - Urban Affairs Association Meeting, Portland OR May 1995 Carl Schoedel and Samuel Nunn h. Cities and Airport-Based Economic Development Strategies - Economic Development Quarterly May 1995 Samuel Nunn and Carl Schoedel i. Software Review: USEPA's RWaste II: Residential Wastewater Disposal - Environmental Planning Quarterly Winter 1995 Carl Schoedel j. Landing the Big One: Interurban Competition for Private Airline Infrastructure - Urban Affairs Association Meeting, New Orleans LA March 1994 Samuel Nunn, Drew Klacik and Carl Schoedel
Assistant Director of Community Health, Kane County Health Dept.