Board Committees & Liaisons

BOARD COMMITTEES

The Board of Commissioners also serve on Board Committees, which include; Committee of the Whole, Administration, Audit, Finance, Parks and Beaches, Project Oversight (temporary), Recreation, Revenue Facilities, Stormwater Land Use, and Strategic Plan. These committees meet as needed to review and evaluate staff recommendations and supporting documentation. After a Board Committee has reviewed and reached a consensus on an item, the item is brought to the full Park Board for final review and/or approval.

board-photo-hw-2015Administration Committee
This committee considers recommendations on all issues relating to the administration of the District. This committee also considers recommendations on all issues relating to Strategic Planning. Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Review and participate in development and revisions of the Board Policy Manual.
  • Review of proposed revisions to the Personnel Policy Manual.
  • Review of all policy-related staff recommendations.
  • Participate in development of the Strategic Planning process including marketing plan development.
  • Provide direction related to any other proposed planning processes.
  • Participate in developing methods to solicit resident input into planning processes.
  • Review feasibility studies and their development.
  • Review of miscellaneous administrative issues impacting the overall District.

Audit Committee
This committee considers recommendations on all issues relating to the Audit and approval of the Audit once completed. Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Review of all policy-related staff recommendations.
  • Review annual audit.
  • Review of miscellaneous audit issues impacting the overall District.

Finance Committee
This committee considers recommendations on all issues relating to the finances of the District. Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ensure that all financial and fiscal policies are being followed.
  • Participate in the semi-annual review of all vouchers.
  • Review and participate in development and revisions of the Board Policy Manual related to finance.
  • Provide input when establishing recommendations regarding the capital development budget.
  • Review of all policy-related staff recommendations.

Parks & Beaches Committee
This committee considers recommendations on all issues relating to the park and beach facilities. Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Participate in discussions of the care and maintenance of parks and maintenance facilities.
  • Review of miscellaneous issues impacting the maintenance of the parks and beaches.
  • Review all capital projects related to parks and beaches.

Project Oversight (Temporary)
This committee is charged with the consideration of recommendations on all issues relating to the construction/renovation of  Hubbard Woods Park. Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Review all project change orders for approval.
  • Keep aligned with the volume of change orders that are submitted for the project.

Recreation Committee
This committee considers recommendations on all issues relating to the recreation programs for the District. Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Participate in developing revenue policies.
  • Review program and participation data.
  • Review of miscellaneous issues impacting the programs.

Revenue Facilities Committee
This committee considers recommendations on all issues relating to the revenue facilities (Golf, Courses and Range, Ice, Tennis, Platform Tennis and Food and Beverage Contract) for the District. Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Participate in developing revenue policies.
  • Review program and membership data.
  • Review pricing of all facilities under this category.
  • Review of miscellaneous issues impacting the facilities.

Stormwater Land Use Committee
This committee considers recommendations on all issues relating to land use for stormwater management.  Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Participate in meetings with the Village to discuss potential land use.
  • Provide direction related to any other proposed planning processes.
  • Participate in developing methods to solicit resident input into planning processes.

Strategic Plan Executive Steering Committee (ESC)
This committee considers recommendations on all issues relating to the strategic planning process.  Committee involvement includes, but is not limited to:

  • Participate in development of Strategic Plan process including market plan development.
  • Provide direction related to any other proposed planning processes.
  • Participate in developing methods to solicit resident input into planning processes.

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BOARD LIAISONS

Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners can serve as one of several community liaisons to represent the Park District in the community. These liaisons include Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association, Winnetka Plan Commission, Winnetka Caucus Council – Parks Committee, School District 36/New Trier High School, Winnetka Parks Foundation, Downtown Master Plan, and the Environmental /Forestry Commission.

The responsibility of the liaison is to submit reports to the Board of community activity that is taking place within the Village and other organizations. The purpose of serving as a liaison is to link the park district to other important functions of the Village or organizations that support the park district, or that the park district has interest in. Responsibilities could include: attending meetings, reviewing meeting minutes, canvas of website information and actively reaching out as needed. A liaison is not authorized to take any action unless directed by the Board.

To view the current liaison assignments, click here