SPRINGFIELD -- Governor George H. Ryan today appointed State Rep. Andrea S. Moore as the assistant director for the Department of Natural Resources, a post that will enable her to use her vast experience in environmental and conservation efforts on behalf of the people of Illinois.
“I’m delighted to have someone of Andrea’s experience and background at the Department of Natural Resources,” Gov. Ryan said. “She brings a deep knowledge of conservation and natural resource issues, as well as vast experience in the General Assembly to this job. She will be a great asset for the agency and a strong advocate for conservationists, sportsmen and environmental protection.”
A former president of the Lake County Forest Preserve, Moore helped Ryan pass his landmark $200 million Open Lands Trust program. She is a past recipient of the Illinois Environmental Council’s Commendation and has been named an “outstanding legislator” by the Illinois Association of Park Districts. This year, she received the Cornelius Amory Pugsley Award from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the Commitment to Natural Resources Award from the Illinois Chapter of the Nature Conservancy.
Prior to her legislative career, Moore was a local businesswoman and served as the village clerk and a village trustee in Libertyville, as well as a member of the Lake County Board.
Moore will earn $96,069 and her appointment requires the confirmation of the Illinois Senate. A five-term Republican from Libertyville, Moore will assume her new duties on January 1, following her resignation from the Illinois House of Representatives.