IAPD Honored Professional Award – FREE NOMINATION!
The IAPD Honored Professional Award is presented to a park, recreation, forest preserve or conservation professional who has worked closely with citizens and the Illinois Association of Park Districts to improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois.
The recipient must:
1) Have demonstrated remarkable talents in encouraging local board members to excel as citizen advocates in advance the field of parks and recreation.
2) Have worked above and beyond the call of duty to promote park districts, forest preserves, conservation and/or recreation agencies in their communities and throughout Illinois.
3) Believe in the IAPD mission and have a history of supporting its endeavors. Examples include, but are not limited to, having assisted with the legislative process, served on IAPD/IPRA joint committees, acted as a speaker at IAPD programs, authored articles for IAPD publications, volunteered at IAPD events, or encouraged board member involvement in IAPD programs or services (i.e. Eagle Eye Neighborhood Park Watch Program, Friends of Illinois Parks, Park District Youth License Plate, etc.).
Application must include typed biography of contributions and accomplishments (1-3 pages.). E-mail application as a .pdf to IAPD Public Relations Director Bobbie Jo Hill no later than noon on Friday, November 2, 2012.
Past Recipients of the IAPD Honored Professional Award
2003 - Kevin T. Kendrigan, Northwest SRA
2004 - Liza McElroy, Winnetka Park District
2005 - Alex Marx, Mundelein Park and Recreation District
2006 - Jeff Nehila, Round Lake Area Park District
2007 - Jan Buchs, Wheeling Park District
2008 - Dean Bostrom, Hoffman Estates Park District
2009 - Jeff Boubelik, Frankfort Park District
2010 - Ron Diehl, Effingham Park District
2011 - Ron Gunter, Westmont Park District
This award will be presented Friday, January 25, 2013 during the All-Conference Luncheon at the annual IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference.