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Karen Witter

Community Advisory Board


Freelance writer. Retired from the State of Illinois

NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2024 - Final Term
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021 - Second Term
July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018 - First Term

Former chair

WUIS Campus & Community Council
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015 - First Term

Karen Witter is a freelance writer and active community volunteer. She worked in Illinois state government for 35 years. Positions included Associate Director of the Illinois State Museum, director of the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources,  natural resources policy advisor to Governor James Thompson, and director of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.

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