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Our Accomplishments

FY2024

Facility Upgrades and Projects:
  • Added additional safety feature by installing a lock system to the Recreation Center gymnasium on both the main entrance doors and the doors entering from the locker rooms
  • Replaced network firewall system and VPN
  • Continued with the implementation of pollinator plants to our landscape improvements in parks and at facilities
  • Developed a monitoring plan for the Ferry Creek Wetlands to examine the growth of native plant species and reduction of invasive plant species
  • Upgraded security camera system by adding additional cameras for better coverage of our facilities
  • Purchased environmentally safe and sensitive products district wide by implementing new ordering procedures that allows us to have SDS sheets for all products
  • Refinished flooring in 301 and dance studio which included sanding the floor to the base wood
Staff Recognition & Committees:
  • Superintendent of Recreation Odom served on the Warrenville Friends of 4th Committee
  • Superintendent of Recreation Odom served as a liaison to the Warrenville Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
  • Recreation Supervisor Brackmann served on the WDSRA (Western DuPage Special Recreation
    Association) Inclusion Committee
  • Received Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting Award for Fiscal Year April 30, 2023
  • Superintendent of Recreation Odom served as an ex-officio member of the Warrenville Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness Commission
  • Parks Supervisor Jordan served as the Affiliate Liaison for Warrenville Athletic Association (WAA) and Warrenville Girls Softball Association (WGSA)
  • Superintendent of Recreation Odom/Executive Director Reinbold served as the Affiliate Liaison for Warrenville Masterpiece Community (WMC) Productions
  • Executive Director Reinbold served as board member for Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)
  • Executive Director Reinbold served as a board member on the Illinois Parks and Recreation Foundation (IPRF) and served as the incoming chairman
  • Executive Director Reinbold served on the Distinguished Agency committee and completed two audits and shadow mentored two agencies
  • Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Potter served on the Pro Connect Board and as the chair for the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) ProConnect Mentorship Program
  • Executive Director Reinbold served on the Exhibit Committee for the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Conference Committee
  • Executive Director Reinbold was the chairman of the Joint Section Golf Outing which raised over $18,000 that will benefit the Illinois Parks and Recreation Foundation (IPRF) for student and professional scholarships
  • Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Potter served on the Board of Regents for Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Professional Development School (PDS)
  • Staff attended Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) Risk Management Institute
  • Executive Director Reinbold and Executive Assistant/HR Manager Thrawl completed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) training
  • Executive Director Reinbold, and Executive Assistant/HR Manager Thrawl attended the Legal Symposium in Oakbrook conducted by Illinois Association of Park District (IAPD)
  • Superintendent of Finance and Technology Straka served on the Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) Health Benefits Committee
  • Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Potter awarded IPRA C&M Section Distinguished Member Award at the Soaring to New Heights Conference in January 2024
  • Superintendent of Recreation Odom chaired the Districts Safety Committee and Employee Recognition Committee (ERC)
  • Office Manager Savage served as the Chair of the Earth Action Committee (EAC)
  • Park Technician I, Rodak completed PDRMA’s Playground Maintenance Technician training
  • Superintendent of Parks and Facilities Ireland renewed his CPRP certification and also completed recertification of his CPSI (Certificate of Playground Safety Inspector)
  • Superintendent of Recreation Odom, Athletic and Facility Supervisor Weiner, and Recreation Supervisor Brackmann renewed their CPRP certifications
  • Parks Department staff gained certification on herbicide and pesticide licenses
Recreation Programming:
  • Recreation staff all participated in a parks awareness campaign this year to program more classes and/or events in our parks
  • Awarded an Illinois Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts (IAC/NEA I) Grant for 2023-24 in the amount of $6,800
  • Obtained City of Warrenville Tourism and Arts Council (TAC) Grants for Multicultural Festival – Art on the Prairie – Fall Fest – Lunchtime Live and Movies in the Park
  • Continued partnership with Johnson Elementary school for the Mighty Acorns program through The Conservation Foundation
parks and projects:
  • Lion’s Park playground was replaced as part of 2023 IPRA Promotes Play Initiative
  • Completed community input meetings, for Lions Park playground replacement and Cerny Park as part of OSLAD grant
  • Received notification from the Department of Natural Resources that we received funding for the OSLAD grant submitted as part of Cerny Park redevelopment and playground replacement
  • Completed patching, painting, and new ceiling tile installation of the Recreation Center Pre-School along with new flooring, cabinet installation, new appliances and removal of bathroom to create more programming space
  • Held a district wide cleanup effort at Summerlakes Park as part of the Earth Action Committee where we had a number of staff participate
  • Held and hosted successful quarterly blood drives with Versiti
  • Conducted DEI individual focus group sessions with stakeholders in the community, board and staff members along with multiple workshops and trainings
  • Conducted SMART Goals training for full time staff and department heads
  • Held board workshop in the Recreation Center conference room lead by Peter Murphy, CEO of the Illinois Association of Park Districts
  • Implemented partnership with WWSHS Step Program Student Job Program
  • Continued the Environmental Wetlands Restoration Program with community involvement to help remove invasive species from Summerlakes Park
  • Installed two bee hives at Summerlakes Park as part of our sustainability project
  • Installation of Community Garden Plot at Johnson School completed first year in conjunction with District 200
  • Introduced a new Hometown Holidays Drive Thru event in December as a unique new addition to our existing slate of holiday offerings
Safety and Risk Management:
  • District received $1,500 award from PDRMA (Park District Risk Management Agency) for achieving Level A Status for last Loss Control Review (LCR)
  • Completed 56 online learning courses as a District
  • Safety Committee Members attended PDRMA’s Risk Management Institute in November 2023
  • District employees participated in an onsite health and wellness screening thru Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) PATH (Public Health Across Sectors)
  • Purchased two new Zoll AED (automated external defibrillator) machines as part of our replacement program, these machines have Wi-Fi capabilities and send automatic reports
  • Conducted the Districts annual Fire Drill for both staff, patrons, and the preschool children

Awards

Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Distinguished Member Award
2024 Sheri Potter – Communications & Marketing Section

Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Exceptional Workplace Award
2013, 2018, 2023

Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Chairman’s Award
2023 Tim Reinbold

Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Overall Outstanding Special Event Award
2022 Warrenville Multicultural Festival

Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Master Board Member Award
2022 Tina Coons and Barb Thornbury

Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Distinctive Board Member Award
2022 Denise DiCianni

Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Showcase for Marketing, Design & Public Relations
2021 – 1st Place Overall Agency Showcase People’s Choice and 3rd Place Video-Short Form

Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Distinctive Board Member Award
2021 Tina Coons and Barb Thornbury

Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Best of the Best Award
2021 Citizen Volunteers of the Year – Bill & Barb Crabtree

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
2012-2021 for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) Accreditation Award
2009-2020 in recognition of its Loss Control Program Review – Excellence Level A

Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) / Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Distinguished Agency Award
2015, 2020

Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Rising Star Award
2019 Sheri Potter – Communications & Marketing Section

Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Master Board Member Award
2019 Colin Wilkie

Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) Best of the Best Award
2017 Best Friend of Illinois Parks Small Business – NorthStar Credit Union

Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Professional of the Year
2017 Tim Reinbold – Administration & Finance Section

Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Outstanding Facility Award
2005 Recreation Center

Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Showcase for Marketing, Design & Public Relations
2005 Logo Design

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