From the desk of:
Executive Vice President
by Eugene Berghoff
There can be no question that a statewide association representing all park, forest preserve and conservation districts, as well as other public recreation agencies, is vital and essential for the purpose of guaranteeing adequate and effective park and recreational services for the people of the State of Illinois.
The Illinois Association of Park Districts is recognized as the most outstanding organization of elected park and recreation officials in the nation. Its achievements and leadership in the legislative field have been widely copied in other states.
Over the past 50 years the unselfish work and dedication of many officials, directors, staff and members has made this possible.
The primary need of park districts in Illinois today is the continuation of the development of a sound and practical legislative program designed to provide new sources of revenue and to actively oppose those legislative measures which would be detrimental to the existence of park districts as separate units of local government.
These problems can only be resolved with the active participation of all member districts. With your interest and support the park and recreation movement in Illinois will continue to grow.
ARE YOU ACTIVE?
Are you an ACTIVE MEMBER,
Do you attend the meetings,
Do you ever work on committees,
So attend your meetings often,
Illinois Parks and Recreation 3 September/ October, 1976