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Our Accomplishments

FY2022

Facility Upgrades and Projects:
  • Initiated new cyber security platform, KnowB4, to train staff and make them aware of cybercrime and how to better protect the user
  • Initiated reseeding and fertilizing of Grace Church athletic fields
  • Continued with the implementation of pollinator plants to our landscape improvements in parks and at facilities
  • Replaced five (S) parking lot lights in Recreation Center Parking lot with energy efficient lights
  • Retrofitted Summerlakes parking lot lights to LED lighting
  • Retrofitted all Districts picnic shelters to LED lighting
  • Developed a monitoring play for the Ferry Creek Wetlands to examine the growth of native plant species and reduction of invasive plant species.
  • Completed website updates
  • Purchased and implemented two (2) Square chip reader units for festival credit card sales.
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, 2021
  • Fitness Supervisor Dagley served as President of the Suburban Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA)
  • 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 the Affiliate Liaison for Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)
  • Executive Director Reinbold served as board member for Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)
  • Executive Director Reinbold served on the Illinois Parks and Recreation Foundation (IPRF) Special Events Committee
  • Marketing and Special Events Supervisor Potter served on the Board of Regents for the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) ProConnect Mentorship Program
  • Executive Director Reinbold served as program chair on Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Joint Conference Committee
  • Executive Director Reinbold was the chairman of the Joint Section Golf Outing which raised over$10,000 that will benefit the Illinois Parks and Recreation Foundation (IPRF) for student and professional scholarships
  • Marketing and Special Events Supervisor Potter served as the Board Secretary for Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Communications and Marketing Section
  • Fitness and Outdoor Recreation Supervisor Dagley served on the Board of Regents for Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Professional Development School (PDS)
  • Conducted a Safe Zone meeting in conjunction with Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) and Diversity Section with all full-time employees
  • Executive Director Reinbold and Executive Assistant/HR Manager Thrawl completed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) training
  • Marketing and Special Events Supervisor Potter served as a member of the Agency Showcase Taskforce Committee
  • Superintendent of Finance and Technology Straka served on the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Finance Committee
  • Superintendent of Finance and Technology Straka served on the Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) Health Benefits Committee
  • Received 1st place for IAPD/IPRA Agency Showcase People’s Choice Award
  • Received 3rd place for IAPD/IPRA Agency Showcase Short Video Category
  • All full-time staff in Recreation Department achieved Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) status with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
  • Superintendent of Recreation Odom chaired the Districts Safety Committee and Employee Recognition Committee (ERC)
  • Athletic and Facility Supervisor Weiner, Fitness Supervisor Dagley, Office Manager Savage, Executive Assistant/HR Manager Thrawl, and Superintendent of Parks Ireland served on the Districts Safety Committee
  • Marketing and Special Events Supervisor Potter, Superintendent of Finance and Technology Straka, and Guest Services Supervisor Bartus, served on the Districts Employee Recognition Committee (ERC)
  • Office Manager Savage served as the Chair of the Earth Action Committee (EAC)
  • Superintendent of Recreation Odom, Fitness Supervisor Dagley and Superintendent of Parks Ireland served on the Districts Earth Action Committee (EAC)
Recreation Programming:
  • Awarded a Illinois Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts (IAC/NEA I) Grant for 2022 in the amount of $4,900
  • Obtained City of Warrenville Tourism and Arts Council (TAC) Grants for Multicultural Festival -16,896; Art on the Prairie – $15,262; Fall Family Fun Fest – $9,633; Lunchtime Live $2,900; and Movies in the Park $1,464
  • Continued to expand the District’s menu of special events. New events have included Family Bingo and Trivia Night, Summer Passport to Fun, Teddy Bear Picnic, Family Kite Fly, You’ve Been Elfed, Turkey Trek, Puzzle Palooza, You’ve Been Egged, Family New Year and Jurassic Quest
  • Created a comprehensive Communication and Marketing Plan and Style Guide
  • Developed a Park District Annual Report to provide a glimpse into the achievements and successes of the agency in an easy-to-read snapshot
parks and projects:
  • Continued the Environmental Wetlands Restoration Program with community involvement to help remove invasive species from Summerlakes Park
  • Successful controlled burn was conducted at Ferry Creek Wetlands at Summerlakes Park
  • Updated the long term restoration plan for the Ferry Creek Wetlands at Summerlakes Park
  • Replaced plantings out at Summerlakes Park around the Challenge Course installing plants and mulch to beautify the area
  • The District was a recycling center site for holiday lights and recycled over 200 pounds
  • Constructed and installed sitting bench outside the dance studio at the Community Building including storage cubbies underneath and a padded bench and backrest
  • Shed at Summerlakes Park was re-roofed
  • New rooftop units installed at the Rec-Center for 301 and FitnessNOW
  • Replaced entrance facades for the Rec Center
  • Tennis courts at Summerlakes were resurfaced and will have color coat applied in April
  • Successful completion on update to Wi-Fi system
  • Upgraded credit card processing system
  • Established new server backup storage system
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 75 online learning courses as a District
  • Safety Committee Members attended various sessions of Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) virtual Risk Management Institute (RMI)
  • District employees participated in an onsite health and wellness screening thru Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) PATH (Public Health Across Sectors) Program after a two year break due to COVID
  • Received grant from Park District Risk Management Association (PDRMA) for the purchase of a rolling scaffold to be used in Recreation Center gymnasium
  • Purchased new lift per our ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan for the Community Building gymnasium to allow access to the stage
  • 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 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) Exceptional Workplace Award
2013, 2018

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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