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Ralph I. Volpe was promoted to executive director of the Park District of Highland Park and will replace current executive director Connie Newport upon her retirement in August of 2001. Volpe, who is presently the district's director of parks and planning, will take on several added responsibilities including the management of 70 full-time and many more seasonal and part-time staff, the position of secretary of the board, and the overall administration of the mission and operation of the park district. A graduate of Western Illinois University with a bachelor's degree and a masters degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Voipe brings more than 24 years of experience to his new position. He is a professional member of both the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). He has also been awarded the 1991 Park Professional of the Year Award and the 1996 President's Award by the IPRA and currently serves on the Great Lakes Regional Council for NRPA. Ralph I. Volpe

Lynn McClure was hired as the public relations director for the Illinois Association of Park Districts. McClure will provide support for IAPD members in the areas of public relations and awareness, issues management, and reputation management. Previously, McClure was public relations director for Jones & Thomas, a marketing firm in Decatur. She has developed and implemented PR and media relations plans for state associations and foundations and developed marketing or issues management plans for such corporations as Archer Daniels Midland in Decatur and Reliant Energy in Houston, Tex.. McClure is a Wilmette native and has resided in central Illinois for the past 13 years. Lynn McClure

Bobbie Jo Hill has been named the public relations specialist for the Illinois Association of Park Districts. Hill will assist with public relations efforts including developing promotional campaigns, writing for internal and external publications and coordinating special events such as Park District Conservation Day. Hill comes to IAPD from BroMenn Healthcare in Normal where she was a marketing and community relations specialist. In this position, she created and implemented promotional plans, managed public relations campaigns, coordinated special events and handled media relations. From 1993 to 1994 she worked for the Illinois Association of Park Districts as public relations coordinator. She earned a bachelor s degree from Illinois State University. Bobbi Jo Hill

Jessica Bullock was appointed the management analyst for the Parks/Forestry and Recreation Department for the city of Evanston. Previously, she served as administrative analyst for the city of Naperville since 1997. Bullock's duties will include researching and identifying grant opportunities, preparing grant proposals, writing special studies and reports, developing free structures, and reviewing budgets. Bullock has a bachelor of arts degree from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. She also holds a master's degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., with a concentration in Urban Management and Finance. She is a member of the Illinois City/County Managers Association (ILCMA) and Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA). Jessica Bullock

Christina Spain was named the manager of the Levy Senior Activity Center for the Parks/Forestry and Recreation Department of the city of Evanston. Spain has worked for the Norridge Park District in Norridge, Ill. since 1991 in a variety of professional jobs, most recently as superintendent of recreation. Previously, she was responsible for the Senior Adult Recreation Center, ice rinks, swimming activities and a variety of other recreational activities. Spain has a bachelor of arts degree from Northern Illinois University, with a major in Sociology and an emphasis in Health and Aging. She is a member of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) and is certified as an Associate Park and Recreation Professional (APRP). Christina Spain

Harmon Greenblatt was appointed the director of the city of Evanston's Cultural Arts/Arts Council Director for the Parks/Forestry and Recreation Department for the city of Evanston. Greenblatt has extensive experience in presenting and producing public events, facility management, marketing, and fund-raising. Greenblatt s professional experience includes positions in California as executive director of Music in the Mountains, in New Jersey as director of Cultural Arts at the Jewish Community Center in West Orange, and in Connecticut as chairman of the Music and Arts Management Department at the University of Hartford. Greenblatt has a bachelor of arts degree from Northwestern University, and a master's of Music Education degree from De Paul University. He taught courses in arts and music management at Columbia College, Marymount Manhattan College, New Bulgarian University, and for the Republic of Singapore. Harmon Greenblatt

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Jeffrey D. Greenspan has been named general counsel and director of land acquisition for CorLands (Corporation for Openlands). His duties include assisting park districts, municipalities and other local governments in their land acquisition efforts. Greenspan has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and municipal law. In 1998, he worked on behalf of the McHenry County Defenders and numerous collar-county landowners to help defeat an attempt by Lakehead Pipeline to condemn private land to build an oil pipeline. Greenspan's experience includes 10 years advising and representing local governments with Ancel, Clink, Diamond, Cope & Bush, P.C., and most recently as a partner with Fioretti and Des Jardins, Ltd., both of Chicago. He also served 10 years as assistant corporation counsel for the village of Skokie. Jeffrey D. Greenspan

Lupe Garcia joins the Chicago Park District as director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Garcia will handle the municipal, state and federal legislative strategies for the park district. She is responsible for maintaining open communications among the park district and various external governmental agencies and departments. In addition she heads the department in the identification of funding opportunities that support the mission of the park district. Garcia has been in service to the city of Chicago since 1996, when she held the title of assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley. In 1998 she took the position of assistant commissioner/deputy chief of staff for the Department of Human Services where she was responsible for the daily management of 400 staff. Garcia attended Loyola University School of Law.

Cheryl Straughter joins the Chicago Park District as director of purchasing. In this capacity, she will manage procurement and procedure development, contract negotiation and management evaluation. Straughter has more than 10 years of experience in the field including positions with the Chicago Public Schools as manager of Contract Administration, and the city of Chicago Department of Purchases and Contracts as a contract negotiator, head purchase contract administrator, senior contract compliance officer. Straughter received a master's of Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a bachelor of science in Supervision Technology from Purdue University. She is a certified Professional Public Buyer.

Shirl McMahon has been promoted to head the Chicago Park District's newly created Department of Natural Resources. She oversees landscape development and maintenance for more than 500 parks. McMahon is in charge of continuing the Park District Elevated Landscape Maintenance Program, which elevates the standard of care in every park. She joined the park district in 1999 as deputy director of landscape. Prior to that she served as horticulture manager of Golden Nugget Mirage Resorts in Las Vegas, Nev., as horticulture supervisor of Gateway Foundation in Lafayette, La., and owned her own landscape company. She has a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

John M. Regalado joins the Chicago Park District as director of Capital Construction. He has a wealth of experience in the construction field most recently as principal owner of Regalado Construction. His experience also includes work as a business partner with Jade Development, sales representative for J.O. Pollock & Co. and owner and manager of 4307 N. Paulina Partnership—a new business venture purchasing and maintaining residential and commercial property. Regalado received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Margaret Jones DeNard joins the Chicago Park District as director of marketing. In her new position DeNard is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to promote more than 500 parks, numerous special events and extensive multigenerational programming to a city-wide audience. Previously, DeNard served as director of marketing and public relations at the Chicago Botanic Garden and worked for the city of Chicago first as an assistant press secretary in the Mayor's Press Office and then as director of public relations for the Mayor's Office of Special Events.

Phillip Hall was promoted to treasurer of the Chicago Park District. In this position he prepares and files the district's $221 million annual tax levy ordinance, manages the collection, investment and disbursement of all district funds and chairs the Review Committee. Previously, Hall was director of revenues for the district. He has held a number of positions in the financial field including chief financial officer for The LaSalle Foundation and financial analyst for The Chicago Tribune. Hall received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is an active community member as the chairman of the board of the Woodlawn Development Associates, and chairman of the Communications Committee for the University of Chicago Club of Metropolitan Chicago.

Caryl A. Dillon joins the Parkways Foundation as executive director. Founded in 1994, the Parkways Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that works to promote and expand public participation in and awareness of Chicago's parks through philanthropy. Dillon has 18 years of professional experience in the fields of marketing and sales. Previously, Dillon worked for the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau as a marketing consultant; Sonesta Hotels and Resorts as regional director of sales; Bauer Audio Video as national sales manager and Franklin Marketing, Ltd. as an account executive. She received a BA. in Economics from

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Illinois Parks &

"Give Us Your Best Shot"
Photo Contest Winners 2000

• Nature/Landscapes
1st Place:
Alycia Boyer
Chicago Park District
"Grant Park Museum Campus"

2nd Place:
Jamie Johannsen
Winnebago County Forest Preserve District
"Turk's Cap Lily"

Honorable Mention:
Beth Schirott
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
"Quiet Reflections"

• Recreation
1st Place:
Jamie Johannsen
Winnebago County Forest Preserve District
"A Walk in the Woods"

2nd Place:
Teena Mackey
Lockport Township Park District
"Hey Guys, Eyes and Ears"

• Wildlife
1st Place:
Jamie Johannsen
Winnebago County Forest Preserve District

2nd Place:
Nell Luttrell
Palatine Park District

• Sports
1st Place:
Brook Collins
Chicago Park District
"Little League at Jackie Robinson Park"

2nd Place:
Kevin May
Peoria Park District
"The Hockey Team"

Honorable Mention:
Ann Arnold
Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
"That's a Gimme"

More than 175 photographs were entered in Illinois Parks & Recreation Magazine's 2000 "Give Us Your Best Shot" Photo Contest, sponsored by the IAPD/ IPRA Joint Publications Committee. To see all the winning entries, go to the IAPD or IPRA Web sites and click on publications (

A Walk in the Woods
"A Walk in the Woods"

Grant Park Museum Campus
"Grant Park Museum Campus"


Little League at Jackie Robinson Park
"Little League at Jackie Robinson Park"

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Parkways Foundation Is a Friend of the Chicago Park District
Group Photo
From left to right: Chicago Park District superintendent David Doig; commissioner Mona Castillo; Parkways Foundation executive director Caryl A. Dilton; Chicago Park District president Michael Scott; Parkways board president Cindy Mitchell; commissioner Margaret Burroughs; Parkways board member Cynthia Hedlund; park district commissioners William Bartholomay, Anita Cummings and Bob Pickens. Photo by Brook Coflins, Chicago Park District photographer.

At the February 9, 2001, Chicago Park District board meeting, the Parkways Foundation presented a check for $ 1,432,755 to the Chicago Park District benefiting the creation of the Elizabeth Morse Genius Children's Garden at Garfield Park Conservatory. Founded in 1994, the Parkways Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that works to promote and expand public participation in and awareness of Chicago's parks through philanthropy.

Tell us about your friends.

People from all walks of life are making a difference in parks and recreation. These "friends" make monetary contributions, give their time to clean-up parks and forest preserves, teach classes or coach sports teams. Tells us about friends of your agency and we'll publicize them in this space.

Friends of Illinois Parks is a nonprofit organization that strives to involve more citizens statewide as friends in these ways and others, such as legislative advocacy. To learn more about Friends of Illinois Parks, call toll-free 1-877-523-4558 or see

University of Washington in Seattle, and has completed graduate course work in Marketing at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Rockford Park District Hosts Annual
Snow Sculpting Competition

Twenty teams competed at in the 15th annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition Jan. 17-20 in the Rockford Park District's Sinnissippi Park. The winning team from Hamilton Sunstrand (Fred Gardner of Caledonia, Bill Beard of Rockford, and Paul Larsen of Belvidere) created "Bird Watchers," which depicted three birds watching a bird watcher. It was sculpted from a six-foot by six-foot by 10-foot tall block of snow in three and one-half days. "Bird Watchers" also won the Peoples Choice Award this year, voted on by spectators coming through the park.  Miss Piggy and Kermit on a motorcycle
The Peoples Choice Award in the international portion went to the Belvidere team of Gary Simon, Tom Guirl, and Ed Marx, who sculpted Miss Piggy and Kermit on a motorcycle (photo above). •

Free Seedlings from the
National Tree Trust

National Tree Trust
The National Tree Trust (NTT) will again provide one-year-old seedlings, which will be delivered in the Spring 2002. All seedlings must be planted on public property. Volunteers must be used to plant the seedlings. The maximum amount of FREE seedlings that first-time recipients can request is 1,000. There is no limit for agencies that have previously received free seedlings. Species are appropriate for the Illinois planting region and can be containerized, direct planted or lined-out. The grant application process involves TWO PARTS:
Part 1, "Seedling Request Form" must be postmarked or faxed by May 31, 2001; Part 2, "Project Information" is due October 1, 2001. The application for these FREE seedlings is available on IAPD's Web site ( or the National Tree Trust ( or 800.846.8733). If you have any questions on this grant or other programs of the National Tree Trust, contact John Comerio at IAPD at 217.523.4554 or

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Illinois Parks &

2000 Magazine Awards

Best Administration/Management Article
"Let Policy 'Police' Computer Use"
by Jeff Murphy
Lord & Murphy, Inc. (July/August 2000)
Judge Comments: The increasing number of agencies going online makes this a most timely and applicable article for managers.

Best Facilities/Design Article
"Skateboarding Appeals to the '90s Generation"
by Peter T. Dyke and Mike Phillips
Thompson Dyke & Associates (July/August 2000)
Comments: The article succinctly addresses one of the fastest growing elements of recreation. Using teenagers who are the primary users to develop a model and to review the plans as they progressed was an important step in the process. This article will provide insight for agencies who are considering a skate park.
Pete T. Dyke

Best Features/Issues Article
"'Eventing' and Other Festival Trends"
by Bruce E. Wicks, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (July/August 2000)
Comments: Excellent article! The author accurately described the changing scene within communities and provided numerous suggestions for developing offerings and identifying additional resources.

Best Partnership Article
"Health and Wellness Partnership Secrets"
by Daniel R. Atilano, AIA
Burnidge Cassell and Associates, Inc. (September/October 2000)
Comments: Well-written and timely article that included great examples and effective "partnering models." Very well done!
Daniel R. Atilano

Best Public Awareness/Marketing Article
"Festival Growing Pains Lead to a Sponsorship Program"
by William G. McAdam, CPRP and Cheryl Crisman, CPRP
Plainfield Township Park District
(September/October 2000)
Comments: One of the best articles illustrating "sponsorship" and how to succeed.

Best Recreation/Programming Article
"The Family Programming Movement"
by Barbara Elwood Schlatter
Illinois State University
(May/June 2000)
Comments: This article addresses an extremely timely issue—often the topic of popular culture articles—on the difficulties of managing time and family schedules. The author uses personal examples as well as citations from professional literature. Recreation districts/departments are ideally poised to address this family and community quality of life issue.
Barbara Elwood Schlatter

Best Research/Trends Article
"What's Your 'E.Q,?' "
by Irma O'Dell, Ph.D. and Regina B. Glover, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
(July/August 2000)
Comments: This topic is very relevant in todays workplace. The information is of value to supervisors and employees in general. The article was researched and documented very well. Kudos to the authors for their thought-provoking work!
Irma O'Dell

Panel of judges:
John Comerio, CPRP, Illinois Association of Park Districts; Dr. Nick DiGrino, Western Illinois University; Robert Espeseth, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dr. Regina Glover, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; Dr. Cynthia J. Wachter, Illinois State University.

You, too, can write for the magazine!
See for writer's guidelines. Or contact the editor, 217.523.4554,

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Scenes and Award Winners from the 2001
IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference, Jan. 11-14, Peoria

The 2001 IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference—held in the gracious, riverside city of Peoria—was a celebration of achievement and opportunity for the field of parks and recreation. More than 2,000 professionals and board members attended this annual educational and networking event, along with 817 exhibitors from the park and recreation marketplace.

There, too, were dignitaries Governor and First Lady Ryan and closing speaker Elizabeth Dole. The Peoria Park District and its partners throughout the city rolled out the red carpet for our delegates and special guests.

The following four pages highlight scenes from the conference, the exhibit hall, award ceremonies, parties and events.

Legislator of the Year Award
Representative Jeffrey Schoenberg
Representative Maggie Crotty

Allan A. Weissburg Commissioner of the Year Award
Oscar Dahl, Northbrook Park District

IPRA Professional Recognition
John N. McGovern, NSSRA

IAPD President's Citation
First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan
William Clevenger, Decatur Park District
The First Tee Program

IPRA President's Citation
Elizabeth Kessler, Skokie Park District
Ken Kutska, Wheaton Park District
Mike Ryiko, Buffalo Grove Park District

IPRA Fellow Award
Dr. William McKinney, University of Illinois

IPRA Bob Artz Distinguished Service
Mark Badasch, Collinsville Area Park District

IAPD Rising Star
Clint Hull, St. Charles Park District

Random Photographs

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More photographs
IPRA Young Professional
Mike Benard, Hanover Park Park District

IPRA Meritorious Service Award
Amy Charlesworth, Rolling Meadows Park District
Christine H. Garry, Barrington Park District

Board Member 30-year Service Anniversary Award
James A. Cummings, Peoria Park District
George A. McCoy, Channahon Park District
Leo J. Nardini, Coloma Township Park District
Charles Prazma, York Center Park District

Board Member 25-year Service Anniversary Award
Roger Becker, Mundelein Park and Recreation District
Robert W. Bernas, Westmont Park District
Harold E. Cantrell, Coloma Township Park District
Newton H. Dodds, Champaign Park District
H. Bernard Olson, Prospect Heights Park District
George H. Sykes, Granite City Park District
Dr. Thomas T. Wright, Des Plaines Park District
Nancy Wroblewski, Schaumburg Park District

Board Member 20-year Service Anniversary Award
Frank H. Bellerive, Westmont Park District
Howard "Bud" Boy, Park District of Forest Park
Dennis P. Clower, Channahon Park District
Ronald E. Click, Veterans Park District
Donald R. Jessen, Addison Park District
Diane M. Main, Westmont Park District
Sandra S. Smith, Westmont Park District

Board Member 15-year Service Anniversary Award
Norman Atkins, Butterfield Park District
Carol S. Chesler, DeKalb Park District
Marianne Cordell, Bartlett Park District
Charles E. Davis, Des Plaines Park District
Nathaniel E. Denson, Harvey Park District
Kelli Garvanian, Vernon Hills Park District
Jeanne T. Goshgarian, Round Lake Area Park District
Harry Grissinger, Savanna Park District
Larry Kight, Beardstown Park District
Andrew A. Kyriazes, Salt Creek Rural Park District
Mark J. LeClair, Paxton Park District
Victor Lezza, Jr., Memorial Park District
James M. Long, Westmont Park District
Jack C. Mahoney, Woodridge Park District
Cynthia T. Peterson, Vernon Hills Park District
Robert Quigley, Burr Ridge Park District
Paul Sharper, Frankfort Park District
Ernie Shymanik, Mundelein Park and Recreation District
John T. Sigel, Coloma Township Park District
Jerry C. Stout, Wood Dale Park District
Al Traczek, Boilingbrook Park District
Dominic J. Violante, Pleasant Dale Park District
Harold Wilson, Venice Park District

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Board Member 10-year Service Anniversary Award
John M. Andrews, Lincoln Park District
Dale Berman, Fox Valley Park District
Mary Ann Bitzer, Collinsville Area Recreation Department
Joe W. Brown, Deerfield Park District
Kevin P. Burns, Oak Forest Park District
Linda A. Cole, Fox Valley Park District
Margaret Crotty, York Center Park District
John L. Daum, Charleston Parks and Recreation Department
Robert Dybdal, Kewanee Park District
David W. Greenfield, Golf Maine Park District
Robert A. Heap, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Carol A. Hendricks, Vernon Hills Park District
Susan Janowiak, Bensenville Park District
Gregory Kolinek, Park District of Forest Park
Roger G. Kotecki, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Dorothy Larson, Kewanee Park District
Larry X. Piekarz, Streamwood Park District
Patrick O'Shea, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

IPRA Oustanding Program Awards
Marengo Park District, "Summer with the Arts"
DeKalb Park District "Aquatic Camp"
Plainfield Township Park District "Games on the Go"
Bloomingdale Park District "Doggie Dip"
Schaumburg Park District "L.A.T.E.R."
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County "2000
Danada Fall Festival"
NEDSRA "Pet Therapy"
M-NASR "1st Annual Wheelchair Sports Jamboree"

IPRA Conservation Awards
River Trails Park District "Earthy Day 2000"
Barrington Park District "Flint Creek Water
Reclamation Project"
Peoria Park District "Peoria Wilds"
Forest Preserve District of Will County, "Environmental Learning Center

IPRA Outstanding Facility and Park Awards
Specific Use
: Freeport Park District, Park Hills Golf Club; City of Lake Forest, Memorial Gardens at Lake Forest Cemetery
Multiple Use: Freeport Park District, Krape Park Skokie Park District, Sports Park
Aquatic Facility: Itasca Park District, Itasca Water Park Barrington Park District, AquaLusion Family Aquatic Center; Elmhurst Park District, Norman P. Smalley Pool
Park: Frankfort Park District, Fort Frankfort Village of Orland Park, Centennial Park Natural Area; Forest Preserve Dist. of Will County, Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Renovation: Freeport Park District, Koenig Theater; Bolingbrook Park District, Annerino Community Center and Lifestyles II Fitness Center and Spa; Peoria Park District, Logan Recreation Center and Park

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IAPD Agency Aniversary Award
Coloma Township Park District - 75th
Deerfield Park District - 50th
Morton Grove Park District - 50th

IAPD Outstanding Arbor Day Program Award
Bloomingdale Park District
Darien Park District

IAPD/IPRA Agency Showcase Award Winners
Single Brochure Cover: The Community House-Hinsdale (A)
Matteson Parks & Recreation Department (B)
Champaign County Forest Preserve District (C)
Single Brochure Content: Salt Creek Rural Park District (A)
Bartlett Park District (B)
Carol Stream Park District (C)
Brochure Series: Barringron Park District (A)
Matteson Parks & Recreation Department (B)
Schaumburg Park District (C)
Special Facility Brochure: Collinsville Area Recreation District (B)
Hoffman Estates Park District (C)
Special Program Brochure:
The Community House-Hinsdale (A)
Woodridge Park District (B)
Champaign County Forest Preserve District (C)
Agency/Special Facility Logo: Bartlett Park District (B)
Wheeling Park District (C)
Special Program Logo: Granite City Park District (A)
Bloomingdale Park District (B)
Elmhurst Park District (C)
Best Use of Benefits/Take Time For Fun Message:
Granite City Park District (A)


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Friends of Illinois Parks
Friends of Illinois Parks Thanks Its Members
for Their Financial Support

Grants and donations - $7,500 or more
Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company
Kiefer Sport Group/Naperville Park District

Ambassador - $1,000 or more
Ancel, Glick, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Roiek
Bumham & Flower Insurance Group
Caterpillar Inc.
ESPN Radio 1000/Chauncey Niziol
International Environmental Consultants, Inc.
PHN Architects
Rend Lake Conservancy District
Taylorville Community Park District/
Taylorville business community
Thompson Dyke & Associates, Ltd.

Benefactor - $500-$999
Glencoe Park District
Thomas & Karen McClure
Northbrook Park District
Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria
Williams Architects, Ltd.
John & Judy Comerio

Patron - $250-$499
Bemardi Securities
Oscar and Elaine Dahl
In Memory of Dr. John Erickson
Forest Park Foundation
Illinois Conservation Foundation
Jones and Thomas, Inc.
Judith G. & G. Richard Locke, M.D.
St. Charles Park District
Waukegan Park District
Phillip Yoder

Sponsor - $100-$249
Addison Park District
Gary and Susan Balling
James A. Barham
Mary Ann Bitzer
Ken & Georgia Brissa
Cindy Capek and Ed Harvey
Vicki & Tom Camey
Corporate Construction Services, Inc.
Dixon Park District
Kevin & Barb Dolan
Dolton Park District
Charlene Dybedock
John Eberle & family
Craig & JoAnn Ellison
MaryAnn & Robert Espeseth
Tony & Laura Farinella
Dr. & Mrs. Ted Flickinger
Mary & Dan Garrison
Kathryn Graham
Hawthorne Park District
Jane Hodgkinson
Kewanee Park District
Gerald Kuntz, Jr.
Bruce Larson
Madden Co. Contractors
Manhard Consulting Ltd.
David & M.J. Markworth
Vicki May
William R. McKinney
Steven Messerii
Midlothian Park District
Pam Newton
Oak Lawn Park District
O'Connor Mailing Service
Recreation Concepts, Inc.
Sente & Rubel, Ltd.
John Schmitt
Larry Schuldt
Stephen Van Arsdell
John and Barbara Wilson
Fleur Wright
W-T Engineering, Ltd.

Family - $35-$99
Rodney Aiken
James Bator
Kimeri & Tom Beck
William Biang
Robert & Lynn Blazek
Jeffrey & Jennifer Boyajian
Robert Buck
Paul Bunnell
Joe & Kristen Butcher
Vie & Betty Cadwallader
Larry & Susan Chilton
Bill & Candace Clevenger
Steve Cohen
Tom Connolly
Jacques Conway
Core Communications
Phyllis & John Cossarek
Earl & Lynda Creutzburg
Bill & Cindy Deiters
Sheila & Dwight DeLattre
Ron & Barb Dodd
Jeanette Dodds
Greg & Lianne Dunham
William Durkin
Joe Favaro
Dennis & Barbara Flanagin
Roger & Sharon Florey
Lance Friedman
Christine Garry
Christine Gentes
Jerry & Evelyn Gleason
Ron & Pat Greco
Harriet Gross
James Grove

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Family - $35-$99 continued
James C. Hagearty, II
George Hall
Robert & Sharon Hall
James & Katherine Hanley
David & Pauline Harding
James Healy & family
Walter & Ellyn Heap
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Hill
Court & Sally Kenaston
Janet Kilkelly
Sally & Robert Kirk
Charles & Karen Koch
Kenneth & Shirley Koehler
Thomas Kruse
Ken Kubiesa & family
Mark & Maggie Liddell
David & Joann Lilek
Donna & James Lima
Ken Little
James Michael Locke & family
Jon Locke, M.D. & family
Dr. Mark Locke & family
G. Richard Locke, M.D. & family
Patrick & Ann Londrigan
Mark & Cheryl McBride
Russell & Barbara Moore
John & Hildegard Moran
Wayne Motley
Donald Murphy
Peter & Deborah Murphy & family
Renae Byron-Nathan & Al Nathan
Ronald Ory
William Pattoon
Hal & Mary Perkins
James Petkus
Greg Petry
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Pilger
Pingel & Associates Architects
Stephen & Theresa Pohlman
Bob Porter
John Proffitt & Pat Burke
Richard & Virginia Prybell
Don & Judith Rosedale
Round Lake Area Park District
Roger & Jan Sables
James & Carole Shook
Dennis & Jill Skidmore
Ruth & Ernie Slottag
Larry Steczo
Patti & Gary Stryker
Wayne & Lynn Svoboda
Annette Swoger
Bill & Dorothy Tookey
Bruce & Fran Truter
Don VanArsdale
Mary Wright
Joe & Nancy Wroblewski
Merle & Elizabeth Wyld

Friend - $25-34
Brad Acuncius
Roger Allen
Linda Anderson
Susan Apel
A.C. Appenheimer
Karen Benjamin
Wayne Booker
Jeff Boubelik
James Breen
Jennifer Brown
Jeorge Brown, Jr.
Stan Budzinski
Bob Buhai
Carol Calabresa
Jan Caron
Timothy Cassidy
Ralph Cianchetti
Joyce Clark
Deborah Cogan
Sandy Cole
William Conner
Robert & Lucia Cook
Jerry Crabtree
Catherine Crowley
James Cummings
E.C. Dacumos
David Dahm
Thomas Dammrich
Elwyn Deege
Diane Dillow
Tim Dimke
Thomas Drake
Gene Englehart
Joseph Favero
Sandra Femstrom
Mike Fish
Timothy Fortin
Jeff Fougerousse
Allan Frenzel
Alan Galant
Frank Gardner
Andrew Gettig
Michael Gilfillan
Betsy Gillies
Gary Gillis
Holly Gozdziak
Kathryn Graham
David Greenfield
Mary Gregorie
Chris Grotbo
Linda Gryziecki
Loretta Guiney
Robert Gundry
Ron Hallberg
Steve & Hazel Hartman
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Hemzy
Terry Hintzel
Edward Hoffman
Robert Hoffman
Angie Howard
Steve Hucko
Brian Huckstadt
Clint & Amy Hull
Barry Hymen
Donald Johnson
Robert Johnson, Sr.
Julie Jones
Richard Katholi & family
Maddie Kelly
Roger Key
Andrew Kimmel
Jack Kinton & family
Michael Kolar
James Konsky
Bob Kotula
Julia Krupa
Ken Kutska
James LaBelle
Paula Lambertz
Larry Leafblad
Ronald Lehman
Marguerite Lehner
Kay Leiting
William Ted Lewis
Mildred Lipinski
Phillip Lipschultz
Barbara Lloyd
Bill Logan
Louise Lunak
Channy Lyons
Dennis Mantick
Martha Marks
Judy Martini
Loretta McCarley
Joyce McLemore
Laurie Mesenbring
Steve Mountsier
Alfred Nathan
Bonnie Noble
Gerald Oakes
Diana O'Kelly
Mike Olson
Robert Orsi
Megan Pace
Mayme Pace
Rick Patinkin
Dan Pavlik
Jackie Petty
Robert Pickel
Michael Planthaber
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IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference Photos

(Above Left) At the 2001 IAPD/IPRA Annual Conference, Steve Messerli,
executive director of the Lake County Forest Preserves, won the Friends of
Illinois Parks raffle and donated the money back to Friends. (Right) IAPD
board member Roger Florey congratulates William Tucknott, commissioner for
the Schaumburg Park District, who won the Friends of Illinois Parks Vacation Getaway.

Friends of Illinois Parks is a nonprofit organization that strives to involve more
citizens statewide as friends of park districts and forest preserves through financial
support, volunteerism, and legislative advocacy. To learn more about Friends of
Illinois Parks, call toll-free 1-877-523-4558 or see

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