Karen Witter

Community Advisory Board, Vice-Chair


Freelance writer after retiring from the State of Illinois

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

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

Karen Witter is a freelance writer, community volunteer and museum consultant. She retired from the State of Illinois after 35 years in senior management positions, including natural resources policy advisor to Governor James Thompson, Director of the Department of Energy and Natural Resources, and Associate Director of the Illinois State Museum.


The NPR Illinois Community Advisory Board (CAB) met in Chicago and connected by videoconference to Springfield. The primary purposes of the meeting were to welcome new advisory board members who begin their new terms on July 1, 2018 and to provide input about whether NPR Illinois’ programming and policies meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the community it serves.