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Board Member Development Program

The IAPD Board Member Development Program is open to board members from IAPD member agencies.  The program gives recognition to local board members who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty through committee involvement, attendance at continuing educational opportunities and achievements at the local, state and national levels.

Participation in the Board Member Development Program can garner numerous benefits including recognition from fellow colleagues, legislators, media and the public. The program tracks accomplishments obtained during terms on your local board, useful during re-election. Any member of IAPD may join the Board Member Development Program for an annual fee of $20.

Participants accumulate "Board Development Units" (BDUs) yearly from October 1 to September 30. Units earned after September 30 will go toward the following year. All members of the program will receive a participant lapel pin. Board Member Development Program participants (Distinctive and Master Levels) will be recognized at the IAPD Annual Business Meeting at the IAPD/IPRA Conference.

Annual Fee - $20
Master Board Member Year Fee - $0
Master Board Member 3-Year Renewal - $15

Please either submit a check or go to the IAPD Store to pay your fee.


Master Board Member (750 Units) - Receives an award, pin, certificate and recognition in Illinois Parks & Recreation. Master Board Members renew their status every three years through an accumulation of 50 units each year. There is a $15 renewal fee every three years and a new certificate is issued.

Distinctive Board Member (400 Units) - Receives an award and recognition in Illinois Parks & Recreation.

Notable Board Member (100 Units) - Recognized in Illinois Parks & Recreation.

Click here to complete the Board Member Development Program form online (in a pdf format). After completion, please email the form to Bobbie Jo Hill at

Board members submitting applications by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 will be recognized at the IAPD Annual Business Meeting, held Saturday, January 30, 2016 during the IAPD/IPRA Conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. 

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