Wheaton Park District Commissioners Seek Applicants to Fill Board Vacancy – Deadline October 13

Michael Benard
Executive Director, Wheaton Park District
630.510.4945 | mbenard@wheatonparks.org

September 16, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheaton, IL — The Wheaton Park District Board of Park Commissioners formally declared a board vacancy at the Park Board meeting on Wednesday, September 15.  The Board vacancy was created by the recent resignation of Kevin Fahey who was re-elected to the park board in April 2021.

Board vacancies are filled by appointment with a majority vote of the remaining board members. Applicants must be registered voters who have lived within Wheaton Park District boundaries for no less than one year. The selected candidate will serve the balance of a two-year term which runs until the next regularly scheduled election in April of 2023.

Interested community members are invited to submit a statement of interest, a resume, and a summary of relevant qualifications by October 13, 2021. After evaluating the applications, the Board will select a narrowed range of candidates to be interviewed.  After reaching consensus, the board will vote to appoint the successful candidate at a public park district board meeting.  The park board has not set a firm date for completing this process but is hopeful an appointment will be made before the end of the year

Serving without compensation, elected or appointed park district board members represent their fellow citizens and interpret their views. Park board members provide leadership to further the mission and vision of the park district.  They establish and adopt policies, monitor operational and capital expenditures, develop, and maintain long-range plans and oversee the Executive Director.   The Mission of the Wheaton Park District is to enrich the quality of community life through a diversity of healthy leisure pursuits and a heightened appreciation for our natural world.

Interested community members are invited to submit a statement of interest, a resume, and a summary of relevant qualifications by October 13, 2021, to Michael Benard, Executive Director, mbenard@wheatonparks.org.