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Kurt Gronau

20-Year Commissioner for 
Lake Bluff Park District

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Deadline to Register for the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference is January 9th

The best conference for parks, recreation and conservation is coming to the historical Hilton Chicago January 19-21. Plan your conference experience by downloading the final conference brochure. This will also be published in the January/February issue of Illinois Parks & Recreation magazine, which will be mailed in early January.

Register online for the conference today! Online registrations are accepted until January 9. After that date, all registrations must be made onsite.

Congratulations to the Illinois National Gold Medal Winner!

The Illinois Association of Park Districts congratulates the Illinois winner of the National Recreation and Park Association's prestigious National Gold Medal Award:

Class V (population less than 30,000)
Frankfort Square Park District

Congratulations also to the award finalists:  Arlington Heights Park District, Decatur Park District, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District and Itasca Park District.

We also recognize Stephen Eckelberry, Bartlett Park District Commissioner, who is serving as Chair of the 2016-2017 NRPA Board of Directors!

You have made Illinois proud!

OSLAD and PARC Grants Released

We have some very exciting news to share with the IAPD membership!

We have learned that agencies with suspended OSLAD and PARC grants are now receiving letters from the IDNR restoring their projects to pre-suspension status to allow them to proceed. This includes the 2015 OSLAD and PARC grants!

View Legislative Update #21-2016.

IAPD Parks & Conservation Legends Video Series

George Longmeyer, Schaumburg Park District

Listen to George Longmeyer, 15-year commissioner for the Schaumburg Park District and former IAPD Chairman of the Board of Trustees, speak about his advice for what makes a good commissioner.


Oscar Dahl, Northbrook Park District

Listen to Oscar Dahl, former commissioner for the Northbrook Park District
and former IAPD Board President, speak about what he believes are the best characteristics of a good board member.

Illinois Association of Park Districts

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