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The Des Plaines Park District is governed by a five-member volunteer Board of Commissioners who are elected at-large for six-year terms. Terms are staggered to provide continuity. The board is responsible for the development of Park District policies, long range planning, and monthly review of Park District Financial and Operations Reports. In addition, they hire and maintain oversight of the Executive Director. The day-to-day operations of the Park District are the responsibility of the staff.


Park District Board of Commissioners May 1, 2014–April 30, 2015


Donald J. Rosedale, President

847-827-0446 • rosie0446@comcast.net

 

Jana HaasVice-President

847-297-5111 • jhaas1@wideopenwest.com


James F. Grady, Teasurer

847-391-5700 • Jim@jimgradyhomes.com


Joseph WeberCommissioner

847-391-5700 • jweber@DPParks.org 


William J. YatesCommissioner

847-391-5700 • byates@DPParks.org


Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month, in the David L. Markworth Board Room at the 

Administrative & Leisure Center, 2222 Birch Street, Des Plaines. Meetings begin at 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend. 

If a special accommodation is needed to attend or participate in a Park Board meeting, please contact the 

Board Secretary, Don Miletic: 847-391-5700.

For a PDF of 2014-2015 Board Meeting Dates, Click Here.

For 2014 Agendas and Minutes, Click Here.

For 2013 Agendas and Minutes, Click Here.

For 2012 Agendas and Minutes, Click Here.

For 2011 Agendas and Minutes, Click Here.

For Freedom of Information Act Documents, Click Here.

For the current Park District Strategic Plan, Click Here.

Rafer Johnsonn with Jana Haas at the 2011 NRPA Congress in Atlanta, GA. 

Rafer Johnson: Gold Medal 1960 Summer Olympics Decathalon. 

Later went on to be a film actor (among others....James Bond Film....License To Kill)

Joe Weber and Dikembe Mutombo at the 2011 NRPA Congress in Atlanta, GA

Dikembe Mutombo: 7'2" Former NBA All Star Basketball Player. 

Four Time Defensive Player of the Year. Eight Time All Star.

Played for: Denver, Atlanta, Philly, New York Nets and Houston.