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Petition Packets Available September 18 for Naperville Park District Board Election

Four Seats Are Up for Election in April 2021

Petition packets for the 2021 Naperville Park District Board of Park Commissioners election will be ready for pickup by interested park board candidates beginning Friday, September 18, 2020. Packets may be picked up from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Park District Administration Building at 320 W. Jackson Ave. at the desk of Bridget Tuft, Executive Administrative Assistant/Local Election Official.

Four positions will be up for election on April 6, 2021; newly elected commissioners will serve four-year terms.

Those who wish to run for a seat on the board must be at least 18 years of age and a Naperville Park District resident for at least one year prior to the election.

Bobby Carlsen, Bill Eagan, Mike King, and Mike Reilly hold the four board positions that will expire in April 2021. Rich Janor, Josh McBroom and Marie Todd were elected in 2019 to serve through 2023.

The Park District makes these packets available as a matter of convenience but candidates are solely responsible for complying with all requirements of the law concerning their candidacy and are therefore encouraged to consult an attorney prior to circulating petitions and before filing for any office.

Photo caption: From left to right: President Mike Reilly, Commissioner Bill Eagan, Vice President Mike King, Commissioner Marie Todd, Commissioner Rich Janor, Commissioner Bobby Carlsen, Commissioner Josh McBroom and Executive Director Ray McGury.


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To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities contact
Stacey Fontechia Sales and Sponsorship Manager at 630-848-3575 or at sfontechia@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.

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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