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Board of Commissioners

The Naperville Park District is an independent municipal agency established in 1966 through a public referendum. Since then, the Park District has been committed to enriching community life through leisure experiences. A seven member Board of Commissioners, elected at-large by Naperville voters, governs the organization; each serves a four-year term. Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m., Special board meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. "Matters from the Public" is a permanent agenda item that allows the public to comment on park district operations. The Executive Director, hired by the Board, manages the day-to-day operations of the District. Under the director's management, a staff of over 100 full-time professionals oversees park operations, recreation programs, policing, planning, marketing, business and finance, employee services, community relations, golf services and facilities and vehicle maintenance. More than 1,100 part-time and seasonal employees lend their support to the District's operations, programs and services. To reach a Naperville Park Board Commissioner please call Ray McGury, Executive Director, at 630-848-3500.

Mike Reilly

Board President

Mike Reilly,  was initially elected to the Park Board in 2009. He has served as president for six terms and was re-elected to the Board in 2017.  As an involved community member, Mike is on the Board of Directors of the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation, a position he has held since 2004, and is the president of the White Eagle Club Property Owners Association. He also serves on the Will County Forest Preserve Citizens Advisory Committee, the 360 Youth Services Advisory Council, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown.

Mike enjoys serving on several local committees and volunteers for major community events such as Naper Days, Ribfest, Last Fling, and the Nicarico Run for Reading. Actively involved in the West Suburban Irish, Mike serves as co-announcer of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

A desire to be involved with an integral community entity and helping to foster its growth and service to residents is one of the main reasons that Mike ran for Park Board.

A proud father of two adult daughters and a grandfather of four, Mike celebrated his 49th anniversary to his wife, Lynda, in 2017. He has a B.S. in Business Administration from New Haven College in Connecticut and did graduate work at DePaul University.

Term Expires 2017
mreilly@napervilleparks.org
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Rich Janor

Board Vice President

Rich Janor, a Naperville resident and business owner since 2005, was first elected to the Park Board in 2011 and has served two terms as President of the Board.  Rich owns and operates Janor Sports, a team sports apparel business based near downtown Naperville.  He has also served as a Head Varsity Baseball Coach for fifteen years, and currently is Head Baseball Coach at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard.  During his tenue, the Broncos won three consecutive IHSA Regional Championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017.    

Janor is an avid sports and recreation enthusiast and operates amateur sporting events nationwide, including several events in partnership with Major League Baseball organizations.  Specific areas of expertise include sports event management, sports marketing and programming, and designing custom sports apparel.  Janor is a supporter of the local sports community, sponsoring several Naperville youth programs and teams on an annual basis.

A proponent of teaching life lessons through athletics, Janor would like to help move Naperville forward by focusing on continued enhancement of recreation programming and facilities. He believes the Park District plays a critical role in inspiring residents of all ages to be active in recreation with their families, neighbors, and friends. He also enjoys cycling, and hopes to see continued improvement and connectivity of Naperville’s trails and paths.

Rich serves as Regional Director for USA Baseball’s National Team Identification Series in the Great Lakes Region, and is an active member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association and the Wheatland Athletic Association Board of Directors.  He has completed two Chicago Marathons, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

rjanor@napervilleparks.org

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Bobby Carlsen

Commissioner

Bobby Carlsen was elected to his first term as a Naperville Park District commissioner in April 2017. Born and raised in Naperville, Bobby has always considered Naperville home and is happy that he and his wife have chosen to raise their family here.

Bobby was very involved in athletics growing up in Naperville, and then played baseball at Oklahoma State University, where he earned a BS in marketing.   Following a professional baseball career he became a self-employed commodities trader and now is a real estate agent. He believes that his most significant accomplishment so far has been spending time coaching his two sons and watching them grow as young men.

Bobby joins the Park Board with a desire to give back to the community that he feels has given him so much.  He believes that a community is only as good as its schools and parks, and wants to maintain the quality of our parks that is so evident to visitors and residents alike.

Term Expires 2021

bcarlsen@napervilleparks.org

 

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Bill Eagan

Commissioner

Bill Eagan, a Naperville resident since 2002, was first elected to the Board of Commissioners in April 2011 to serve a 2-year term, re-elected in 2013 for a 4-year term, and then re-elected in 2017 to serve a 4-year term.  A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, Bill is the owner of Hurley & Eagan, Certified Public Accountants.  Bill and his wife, Kelly, chose Naperville as the place where they wanted to raise their family because of its safe neighborhoods and family-oriented environment, with a variety of things to do even in one’s own back yard.

Bill brings to the Park Board his financial skills and experience, his perspective as an avid runner, and his desire to serve the community that he believes provides so much to his family.

Bill’s other community involvement includes participation in Naperville Sunrise Rotary (Treasurer), Naperville Jaycees, Heritage Knolls HOA, the Illinois CPA Society’s Award Selection Committee, Center for Economic Progress, and Little Friends Step Up for Autism Walk Committee.


In Bill’s view, the Park District benefits our city by sparking the interests of all ages, developing teamwork and competitive skills, and providing opportunities for people to get in touch with the community.


Term Expires 2017
beagan@napervilleparks.org
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Jim Ensign

Commissioner

Jim Ensign, a Naperville resident since 1988, was elected to his first term as a Naperville Park District commissioner in April 2015. Jim brings to the Park Board a wealth of experience as a parks and recreation professional as well as many years of community involvement.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in recreation program management, Jim spent 25+ years working in the field of parks and recreation.  In fact, a job as facility coordinator for Aquatics, Winter Sports and Concessions first brought him to Naperville in 1987.

He is now an independent consultant in information technology; however, he continues to be involved in community recreation as a participant and volunteer.

Jim’s community involvement includes coordinating a variety of youth sports, serving various boards including the Sunrise Rotary and volunteering for community projects like DuPage Pads and the St. Paddy’s Day 5k.

Jim joins the Park Board with a desire to help ensure that residents get the best value for their tax dollar. He believes that the Naperville Park District is a key catalyst for building community while enhancing residents’ health and quality of life while stewarding invaluable community land, facilities and resources.

Jim and his wife are proud parents of three young adult children.

Term Expires 2019
jensign@napervilleparks.org

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Mike King

Commissioner

Mike King, a Naperville resident for more than 40 years, was elected to his first term as a Naperville Park District commissioner in April 2017.

Mike graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BS in Consumer Affairs and also earned an MBA from Aurora University in Leadership. He currently works as an energy efficiency program manager for Nicor Gas. His former career was in real estate as part of a family business in Naperville.

Mike joins the Park Board with a desire to give back to his home community that has provided lifelong friends and memories.  As a former real estate agent, Mike frequently heard new residents ask about the parks and what activities were available for families. Driving through neighborhoods, prospective home buyers would comment on the high quality of the parks. Mike believes that the Naperville Park District is important both to new and current residents and that strategic planning is needed to keep pace with the recreation needs of the community.

Mike’s involvement in the community includes coaching football, currently at Benet Academy and formerly at Sts. Peter and Paul School. He is an advisory board member for KidsMatter and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Mike believes that his most significant accomplishment is coaching youth football with a great group of coaches, players and families.

Term Expires 2021
mking@napervilleparks.org
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Marie Todd

Commissioner

Marie Todd, a long-time Naperville resident, was first elected to the Park Board in 2005 and most recently was re-elected for a four-year term in 2015. Marie served as Park Board President from 2006-2007, continues to represent the Park District on the Riverwalk Commission, and is a member of the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation Committee for the Illinois Association of Park Districts.

Marie brings to the Park Board a background in education, mathematics and computer science. After graduating with a B.S. in mathematics from Illinois Benedictine College (now Benedictine University), Marie taught high school mathematics for four years and also served as a coach and school athletic director. She then moved on to AT&T Bell Laboratories (which became Alcatel-Lucent and is now Nokia), where she managed a team that developed telephone features and switch retrofits. During her career, Marie earned a master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University, served as a member of the Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Career Advisory Council, and served as a representative for a business partnership with Naperville North High School.

Marie feels that the Naperville Park District adds to the quality of life in Naperville by offering a place for people to refresh themselves in whatever way is best for them.


Term Expires 2019
mtodd@napervilleparks.org

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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

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Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
 
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
 
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment
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