Stacy Meyers

Stacy Meyers is the Senior Counsel at Openlands and has been with the organization since 2006. She is an avid water advocate, striving to improve our region’s water quality standards, stormwater performance standards and ordinances, and innovative conservation design principles. She wholeheartedly believes in integrated water resource management solutions. Ms. Meyers also works with coalitions on projects ranging from protecting our forest preserves to preventing a new highway through the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. She is on the team that recently convinced the Federal Highway Authority to repurpose an earmark for the Prairie Parkway (in Kane and Kendall County) to a better transportation solution for that part of the region.

Ms. Meyers practiced as an environmental attorney for approximately 10 years. She has prosecuted environmental civil and criminal cases with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Ms. Meyers had the privilege of working with Samuel T. Lawton, Jr. at the Illinois Pollution Control Board, where she helped draft regulations and Board opinions on issues ranging from air pollution to deregulating the electrical industry.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
  • Chicago-Kent School of Law (IIT) – Chicago, IL

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