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The Illinois Chapter of the Illinois-Indiana Section of the AIPG was established in October, 1999 with the purpose of being an advocacy group for all professional geologists in the state, and specifically for Licensed Professional Geologists and their practice in the State of Illinois.  For specific information regarding the goals of the Illinois Chapter, please refer to the Bylaws.

Any comments or questions regarding the Illinois Chapter should be directed to the a member of the Executive Committee.

You may also wish to visit the national AIPG web site at www.aipg.org.

The Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals can be found at www.iaepnetwork.org.

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Executive Committee

Illinois/Indiana Section Executive Committee

Jeff Groncki, CPG-11118
Environmental Manager
Walgreen Co.
106 Wilmot Rd., MS#1630
Deerfield, IL  60015
Work: 847-315-3571
Fax: 847-315-4900

Vice President
Craig McCammack, CPG-11731
V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd.
7325 Janes Ave
Woodridge, IL 60517 
Work: (630) 724-9200

Erik D. Spande, CPG-09904 
CH2M Hill
125 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60606
Work: (630) 871-6640
Fax: (773) 693-3823

Ramona M. Cornea, CPG-08983
LandTech, Inc.
5704 Inverness Drive
Rockford, IL 61107
Work: (815) 395-1221
Fax: (815) 395-1222

David G. Pyles, CPG-07364
KPRG and Associates, Inc.
414 Plaza Drive, Suite 106
Westmont, Illinois 60559
Work: (630) 325-1300
Fax: (630) 325-1593

Board Member
James Adamson, MEM-1532 
Northwater Consulting
7325 Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517 
(630) 742-6836

Board Member
Nahid Brown, MEM-0377
540 Hillside Ave.
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 449-7850

Board Member
Martin Hamper, CPG-10250
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
915 Harger Road, Suite 330
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Board Member
David T. Heidlauf, CPG-09365
ENVIRON International Corp.
333 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60606

Board Member
Harvey Pokorny, CPG-7919
705 Cochise Street
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 310-1573

Board Member
Shane Schmidt, CPG-11332
Lee & Ryan Environmental, Inc.
859 Nero Court
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: (816) 668-4746

Board Member
Danielle Wallin, CPG-11386
Farnsworth Group, Inc.
1144 W. Jefferson St., Ste. 300
Shorewood, IL 60404
(815) 744-6940

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History of the Illinois Chapter


Illinois Professional Geologists attending the October 23, 1999 meeting voted to organize an IL Chapter of the Illinois-Indiana Section of AIPG to  represent us as an advocacy group.  The AIPG has offered to fund activities of the IL Chapter to a reasonable extent.  The IL Chapter Executive Committee has currently not asked that there be any dues for membership in the IL Chapter.   Therefore, it is proposed that any funding necessary will come from the Section.   In order for this not to be a one-way street (i.e., the IL Chapter only taking and not giving back) the IL Chapter Executive Committee has proposed what we believe is a reasonable quid pro quo position that involves voting member status and non-voting member status for the IL Chapter.  The proposed membership plan would have anyone who is a PG in Illinois as a member of the IL Chapter.  The membership would then be divided by members who are Certified Professional Geologists or Registered Members of the AIPG as voting members, and any other Illinois PGs that do not choose to become members of the AIPG as non-voting members.  All members will still have the right to comment and have those comments recognized on advocacy issues considered by the IL Chapter.   However, only the voting members will be able elect the Executive Committee and vote on issues brought to the membership by the Executive Committee.  As a result of this membership plan, the IL Chapter voting members will contribute to the Section funding by paying their yearly dues to the AIPG.  For those IL Chapter members who are not members of the AIPG currently, and who want to obtain voting member status, Bill Siok, the Executive Director of the AIPG, has assured me that all Illinois PGs will be able to obtain at least Registered Member status in the AIPG.  The IL Chapter Executive Committee has granted a grace  period to obtain membership in the AIPG and voting member status in the IL Chapter until January 1, 2001.  Until then, all ILPGs will have voting member status in the IL Chapter.  Details regarding the nature of the AIPG membership can be obtained at: http://www.aipg.org.

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Geologist Licensing


The state of Illinois provides for the licensure of professional geologists.   Details on licensure can be found at http://www.ildpr.com/WHO/gegy.asp.


The state of Indiana provides for licensure of professional geologists.  Details on licensure can be found
at http://www.state.in.us/legislative/ic/code/title25/ar17.6.

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Related Links

AIPG:  http://www.aipg.org

Indiana Geological Survey:  http://adamite.igs.indiana.edu

Illinois Geological Survey:  http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu

Illinois State Water Survey:  http://www.sws.uiuc.edu

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Items of Interest

           Letter dated March 27, 2000

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Members Forum

The purpose of this page is to provide a general area on the Illinois Chapter of the AIPG web
site for the sharing of suggestions, concerns, thoughts, etc. of the Membership.


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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials
of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the profession.

AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
It's advocacy & efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.