IAPD Rising Star Award – FREE NOMINATION!
The Rising Star Award recognizes up-and-coming board members who have completed a minimum of one year, but not more than six years of service as a board member (equivalent to one elected term.) The recipient of the Rising Star Award will have demonstrated exemplary performance in duties and responsibilities as a board member.
The recipient must:
1) Have completed a minimum of one year, but not more than six years of service as a board member (equivalent to one elected term).
2) Be actively involved in the park district, forest preserve, conservation or recreation agency and community including, but not limited to, service to residents and promotion of the benefits of park districts, forest preserves, conservation and recreation agencies.
3) Have performed additional significant or noteworthy projects demonstrating positive impact and dedication to the field of parks and recreation, which may include involvement in IAPD activities.
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 8, 2013.
Past Recipients of the Rising Star Award
1997 - James Heberer, Kewanee Park District
1998 - Scott Triphahn, Hoffman Estates Park District
1999 - Paula Gilbert, South Barrington Park District
2000 - Clint Hull, St. Charles Park District
2001 - Earl Creutzburg, Champaign County Forest Preserve District
2002 - Steven Born, Naperville Park District
2003 - Christine Gentes, Round Lake Area Park District
2004 - Jim Popp, Manhattan Park District
2005 - Christopher T. Riley, Decatur Park District
2006 - Rick Main, Medinah Park District
2007 - Mark Gartland, Oak Park, Park District of
2008 - Suzanne Hart, Naperville Park District
2009 - David Doerhoefer, Vernon Hills Park District
2010 - John Karesh, Westmont Park District
2011 - Tim Pasternak, Round Lake Area Park District
2012 - Eric Entler, Park District of Forest Park
This award will be presented Friday, January 24, 2014 during the All-Conference Luncheon at the annual IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference.