MEET OUR COMMISSIONERS

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FRANK LENERTZ

Park Commissioner
President
Elected April 2019
(6 year term)

TONY ZAPUTIL

Park Commissioner
Vice President

Elected April 2017

(6 year term)

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BOARD OF COMMISIONERS

The Park District is governed by a Board of Park Commissioners composed of five elected members serving six-year terms. Park Commissioners act as such without compensation and a majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for each Board meeting and for the transaction of business. The President of the Board is elected from among its members for a two year term. The Secretary and Treasurer of the District are appointed by the Board. The Park District employs a full-time Executive Director of Parks and Recreation and other Department Heads for the administration, programming and maintenance of park facilities. The district also has membership and participates in the activities of State and National Professional Park Organizations.

West Chicago Board of Park Commissioners Policy

 

Public Participation Policy

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The Commissioners and Staff of the West Chicago Park District invite you, your family and your friends to join in our programs and enjoy our parks and facilities throughout West Chicago. The West Chicago Park District has been serving the community for over 40 years. The Park District strives to maintain a balanced mix of programs and facilities to provide quality recreation for all ages. Leisure activities, and the positive use of leisure time make us all happier and enriches our lives, no matter how old or young we are. Whether you walk in the park, participate in a sport or enjoy a community special event, we hope you will benefit from the experience. We at the West Chicago Park District work hard to provide something for everyone. If we have not included your favorite activity, or you are interested in sharing your recreational skills with others, please let us know. We are here to serve your needs.

RICK SPENCER

Park Commissioner
Treasurer
Elected April 2017
(6 year term)

TERESA CARRENO

Park Commissioner
Elected May 2021
(Unexpired 2 year term)

COURTNEY VOELZ

Park Commissioner
Assistant Secretary
Elected May 2021
(Unexpired 4 year term)

Meetings

Packet Availability and Pre-Filing Notice for Prospective Candidates Seeking the Office of

Park Commissioner for the West Chicago Park District

 

West Chicago Park District

April 4, 2023, Consolidated Election for Park District Commissioner

 

Packet Availability

Prospective candidates seeking the office of Park Commissioner for the West Chicago Park District for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 4, 2023, may pick up candidate packets at the West Chicago Park District ARC Center at 201 W. National Street, West Chicago, IL, beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the office of Park Board Commissioner. Requests for digital packets may be directed to Melissa L. Medeiros by emailing to mmedeiros@we-goparks.org.

 

Available Offices:

Three full term offices are to be elected at the 2023 consolidated election.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Within 30 days after the election, one of the three elected commissioners will be determined by lot to serve a term of 4 years; and the other two commissioners elected will serve a term of 6 years, as provided by 70 ILCS 1205/2-10a

 

Pre-Filing Notice

Candidate filing will be accepted beginning December 12, 2022, through December 18, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and December 19, 2022, from 8:30am to 5:00 p.m., at the West Chicago Park District ARC Center, 201 W. National Street, West

Chicago, IL.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners

The Board of Park Commissioners of the West Chicago Park District holds their regular monthly meeting every first and/or second Tuesday of the month at the ARC Center (unless noted otherwise), 201 W. National Street, West Chicago, IL beginning at 6:00 p.m. (unless noted otherwise) This meeting is open to the public and includes Public Participation on the Agenda.

Check below for the current meeting schedule. 

Committee of the Whole Meetings

The Committee of the Whole holds their monthly meeting every first Tuesday of the month at the ARC Center, 201 W. National Street, West Chicago, IL beginning at 6:00 p.m. There is no August Committee of the Whole Meeting. This meeting is open to the public and includes Public Participation on the Agenda. NOTE: Meeting topics are subject to change. 

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**In response to COVID-19, this meeting will be held by video conferencing as permitted by the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation in Response to COVID-19 exempting the requirement of the Open Meetings Act for the physical presence of the Commissioners at the meeting and permitting Commissioner attendance by video, audio, or telephone access.

Public Notice

In accordance with the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act, the West Chicago Park District ("Park District") has made a determination of the prevailing rates of wages to be paid to laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in public works projects for the Park District. The Park District has determined that the prevailing rates of wages are the wage rates for DuPage County, as determined by the Illinois Department of Labor. You may view the prevailing wage rates here:  www2.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/CONMED/Pages/Rates.aspx