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Community Relations

The Office of Community Relations works with the public to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of environmental programs at the Illinois EPA. The main goal of the Office of Community Relations is to ensure that the public receives accurate and timely information about Illinois EPA activities while offering the public the opportunity to provide input on environmental decisions.

Staff in the Office of Community Relations perform the following duties on a day-to-day basis:

  • Develop and issue public notices, fact sheets, pamphlets, news releases, and responsiveness summaries;
  • Coordinate the Illinois EPA Right-to-Know program;
  • Explain environmental statutes, rules, and regulations to the public;
  • Arrange and coordinate public meetings, hearings, workshops, and conferences to address public concerns and to answer questions about Illinois EPA activities - such as pending permit decisions, site cleanups, and new program initiatives;
  • Respond to pubic complaints and inquiries about Illinois EPA programs/facility permits; and
  • Assist Illinois EPA technical staff with property access and public meetings.

Related Information and Resources

Public Notices

Notice of comment periods and meetings for various proposed Agency actions.

Pollution Complaint

How to submit a complaint and an online form 

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Rules, fees, and an online form to submit your request

In Your Home

Information about asbestos, fluorescent lamps, pollution prevention, electronics recycling, lead-based paint, and more

Staff Directory

The following directory lists the Office of Community Relations staff at the Illinois EPA and how to contact them.

Staff Name and Job Title   Phone Number
Brad Frost, Manager   (217) 782-7027
Jeff Guy, Hearing Officer/Right-to-Know Program Coordinator   (217) 785-8724
Rodolfo Alanis, Community Relations Coordinator   (847) 553-9251
Sabrina Bailey, Community Relations Coordinator   (847) 294-4394
Sarah Brubaker, Community Relations Coordinator   (217) 786-0790
Barb Lieberoff, Community Relations Coordinator   (217) 524-3038
Bridget Drea, Social Media Coordinator/Digital Content Administrator   (217) 782-9871