Illinois Park & Recreation Foundation

The Mission of the Illinois Park & Recreation Foundation is to be a sustainable philanthropic organization benefitting members of Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA).

Vision: To invest in developing park and recreation professionals to achieve their full potential.

Values
: Advancement of Illinois parks, recreation, special recreation, and conservation professionals. Committed to support students in the parks, recreation, therapeutic recreation, and conservation fields. Dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Foundation Board

TRUSTEES

Chair
Michael Kies, CPRE (Jan 2023)
Superintendent of Recreation
St. Charles Park District
Chair@iliprf.org
 
Vice-Chair
Jarrod Scheunemann (Jan 2022)
Assistant to Executive Director / President
Champaign Park District / Campfire Concepts
 
Treasurer/Finance Chair/Sports Raffle Chair
John Wilson (Jan 2023)
Director of Parks & Recreation (Retired)
Lan-Oak Park District
 
Cam Bettin (Jan 2022)
Executive Director
Pekin Park District
 
Scholarship Committee Chair/IPRA Board Liaison
Carlo Capalbo, CPRE (Jan 2022)
Executive Director
Plainfield Park District
Scholarship@iliprf.org
 
Disaster Relief Chair
Michael Clark, CPRP (Jan 2023)
Executive Director
Palatine Park District
 
Strategic Plan Vice Chair
Tracey Crawford, CPRP, CTRS (Jan 2022)
Executive Director
NWSRA
 
John Curran (Jan 2023)
Park & Recreation Executive Director (Retired)
Tinley Park - Park District
 
Commercial Member Representative
Dave Dillon (Jan 2022)
Sales Specialist
The Larson Equipment & Furniture Company
 
Strategic Plan Chair
Ray Ochromowicz, CPRP, CPSI (Jan 2023)
Executive Director (Retired) / Owner and Principal 
Executive Decisions Consulting
 
Disaster Relief Vice Chair/Golf Committee Rep
Liz Serruto, CPRP (Jan 2022)
Recreation Supervisor
Bloomingdale Park District
 
Website Chair/Golf Committee Rep
Chuck Szoke, CPRP (Jan 2022)
Park & Recreation Executive Director (Retired)
Channahon Park District

 

 

NON-VOTING MEMBERS

Events Committee/Golf Committee Volunteer 
Bill McAdam, CPRE
Executive Director
Downers Grove Park District

Events Committee
Gayle Mountcastle
Executive Director
Park Ridge Park District
 
Events Committee/Golf Committee Chair
Tim Reinbold, CPRP
Executive Director
Warrenville Park District

Events Committee
Joan Scovic, CPRP
Director of Marketing & Communication
Northbrook Park District

Events Committee/Silent Auction Chair
Cathy Splett, CPRP, CRFE
Superintendent of Development
NWSRA
SilentAuction@iliprf.org

University Representative/Student Scholarship Committee
Lindsey Nicholson
Assistant Professor for Kinesiology & Recreation
Illinois State University

IPRA Chair
Doug Damery, CPRP
Director of Parks and Recreation
Normal Parks and Recreation

IPRA Board Liaison
Trisha Breitlow, CPRP, CTRS
Executive Director
M-NASR

IPRA Membership Council Liaison
Erika Strojinc, CPRP
Director of Recreation and Facilities
Buffalo Grove Park District

Secretary
Debbie Trueblood, CAE
Executive Director
Illinois Park & Recreation Association
debbie@ilipra.org

IPRA Staff Liaison
Jean Kane
Marketing Manager & Executive Assistant
Illinois Park & Recreation Association
admin@iliprf.org

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