Park District Info
Winnetka Park District
Admin + Recreation Office
540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL 60093
P: (847) 501-2040
F: (847) 501-5779
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5pm
The Winnetka Park District is seeking applicants to join our Decennial Efficiency Committee
Governor Pritzker signed the Decennial Committee on Local Government Efficiency Act, 50 ILCS 70/1 et seq., into law, requiring Illinois townships, road districts and township multi- assessment districts – including park districts – to convene a committee to study and report on local government efficiency.
Committee Information: Each committee must be formed and hold its first meeting by June 10, 2023. The committee’s membership must include (1) the elected members of the governing board, (2) at least two residents appointed by the board president and approved by the board, and (3) the chief executive officer or other officer of the unit of local government. The committee or other officer of the unit of local government. The committee will be chaired by the board president or their designee. The chairperson may appoint additional members to the committee as he or she believes appropriate.
Each committee must: (1) study the governmental unit’s governing statues, ordinances, rules, procedures, powers, jurisdiction, shared services, intergovernmental agreements, and interrelationships with other governmental units and the State of Illinois, (2) connect data, research, and analysis as necessary to prepare a written report that includes recommendations with respect to increased accountability and efficiency, and (3) provide a written report to the county board in which the governmental unit is located.
The committee is required to meet at least three (3) times and must submit a report to the Cook County board within eighteen (18) months after the formation of the committee. All committee meetings are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act (OMA).
Your Opportunity: The Winnetka Park District board of commissioners invites interested Winnetka Park District community members to “opt in” to consideration as a potential member of the Winnetka Park District’s Decennial Efficiency Committee (the “Committee”). Applicants must be a registered resident within the territory served by the park district. To receive consideration for your interest to be a Committee participant from the park board president, please complete and submit the form found HERE by 5:00pm CT Friday, May 19, 2023. The park board president will consider all applications submitted and make a final determination of selected community members no later than Monday, May 22, 2023. The park district board of commissioners will approve the selected community members prior to the official formation of the Committee. The first Committee meeting will be held Thursday, May 25, 2023 following the Park District Annual Meeting.
Please note: By submitting the form to be considered as a Committee member participant community members acknowledge he/she/they will be available in-person for the mandatory first Committee meeting Thursday, May 25, 2023.
The Park District board of commissioners appreciates your consideration of the opportunity to serve as a volunteer member of the Winnetka Park District’s Decennial Efficiency Committee. Please email/call Kyle Berg (email@example.com; +1.847.501.2072) or John Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org: +1.847.501.2074) should you have any questions or require additional information regarding this unique opportunity.