Board of Commissioners

The Wildwood Park District is governed by five resident-elected, non-compensated Commissioners. All Commissioners who serve on the Board are current Wildwood Park District residents, and serve for a six year term of office.

 

Commissioner Vacancy Public Notice

Wildwood Park District is Seeking Applicants for Board Vacancy

Wildwood Park District is accepting applications from Wildwood residents who are interested in serving on the Board as an appointee to fill one vacancy for a term that is anticipated to be seated by May 2024, (with the appointment period to expire in April 2025 during the next regular election for the office). Once the period of appointment is completed, a candidate will be elected through the April 2025 Consolidated Election to fill the remainder of the vacancy for this unexpired term (2 years).

Two additional full six (6) year Park Commissioner terms will also be up for election in the April 2025 Consolidated Election. Petition packets and information for interested candidates for these positions (as well as the position of the unexpired 2-year term set to conclude April 2027) will become available in early Fall 2024.

All individuals who are registered voters and are residents of the Wildwood Park District for at least one year are eligible to hold the office of Park Commissioner of the Wildwood Park District. A person who is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the Park District or who has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony is not eligible to serve as Park Commissioner.

Park Commissioners are not compensated for their services to the District per Illinois Park District Code (70 ILCS 1205/4-1). The Board of Park Commissioners holds its regular meetings at 7:00PM on the third Monday of each month, and special meetings as necessary.

*Applications are due no later than 4:00pm on Monday, March 18th, 2024.*

TO APPLY:

I. Click on the following link: Appointed Commissioner Application Wildwood Park District to download and fill out the PDF fillable online application.

II. Pick up a printed copy at Guest Services located at Rule House Community Center (33325 N. Sears Boulevard Wildwood, IL 60030).

 

Email: bmagnini@wildwoodparkdistrict.com or

Mail or deliver to:

Wildwood Park District

Attn: Brandon Magnini, Park District Manager

33325 N. Sears Boulevard

Wildwood, IL 60030

For more information regarding the Park Commissioner vacancy, please contact Brandon Magnini at 847.223.7275 or bmagnini@wildwoodparkdistrict.com

 

Meet the Commissioners

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Becky Jante

President

Year Elected: 2019

Term Ends: 2025

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Matt Brueck

Vice-President

Year Elected: 2019

Term Ends: 2025

Email Matt Brueck
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Dan Corrigan

Treasurer

Year Elected: 2023

Term Ends: 2029

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Anna Nelson

Commissioner

Year Elected: 2023

Term Ends: 2029

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Commissioner

Board of Commissioners Roles and Responsibilities

Primary Functions of the Wildwood Park District Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners as a whole is the legal corporate authority of the District. Individual Commissioners do not have the legal authority to determine policy, give direction to district personnel, or to act or speak for the Board unless specifically authorized to do so by official Board action.

The authority of the Board is Section 1205/8-1(d) of The Park District Code, which states as follows: “(d) To pass all necessary ordinances, rules and regulations for the proper management and conduct of business of the board and district and to establish by ordinance all needful rules and regulations for the government and protection of parks, boulevards and driveways and other property under its jurisdiction, and to effect the objects for which such districts are formed.”

To study, develop and adopt policies that will satisfy the park and recreational needs of the community and to see that such policies are effectively administered.

The Board shall appraise and evaluate the District's parks, programs, services, and facilities to establish long range goals and strategies for planning and delivery of recreation programming, land acquisition and development, and capital improvements and operations.

To adopt an annual budget each fiscal year in order to provide the best possible facilities, programs, and services to the public. The budget should be balanced which means that current expenditures/expense should not exceed current revenues and funding sources.

The Board shall establish, pass, and file with the Lake County Clerk a combined Budget and Appropriation Ordinance.  The ordinance appropriates the monies that are necessary to cover the projected expenses and liabilities of the District that may occur in the next fiscal year.

To annually appropriate funds and levy taxes in order that the District’s needs may be met.  Such levies shall provide for the generation of revenue to pay for the cost of operating the District. The Board may accumulate funds for the purposes of building repairs and improvements and may annually levy taxes for such purposes in excess of current requirements for its other purposes but subject to any lawful tax rate limitation. The Board shall pass and file with the Lake County Clerk no later than the last Tuesday in December of each year.

The Board shall evaluate, discipline, direct, and supervise the Park District Manager. Therein the Park District Manager shall report to the President of the Board. The Board also oversees, directs, and evaluates the District’s Accountant (Independent Contractor).

The attorney shall oversee all legal matters and the prosecution and defense of all litigation of the Board/Park District.  The attorney may draft and/or review all ordinances, resolutions and other instruments required by the Board and shall give opinions on all questions referred to him/her by the entire Board, and/or the president and shall attend meetings as requested by the Board.

The auditor shall conduct the annual financial operations audit of the District and present the results of the audit and recommendations to the Board.

The Board of Commissioners may create a resolution, which is used to articulate a position of the Board of Commissioners on a particular issue to respond to request for formal authority or decision.

The Board of Commissioners may create an ordinance (i.e., Parks Ordinance), which is used to designate the enactment of the Board of Commissioners as a legislative body.  An ordinance is the equivalent of a municipal statute, passed by the Board of Commissioners and governs matters not already covered by any other local, state, or federal law.

 

Elections

Upcoming availability for positions on the Wildwood Park District Board of Commissioners will become available in the April 2025 Consolidated Election. Two full six (6) year Park Commissioner terms as well in addition to one unexpired two (2) year term will be up for election during the April 2025 Consolidated Election. Petition packets for circulation and information for interested candidates for these positions will become available in early Fall 2024.

Interested individuals should follow the Wildwood Park District Facebook, Instagram, and NextDoor pages, as well as the Board of Commissioners page on the Wildwood Park District website, and subscribe to the Wildwood Park District E-Newsletters for communication regarding the April 2025 Consolidated Election, procedures, and petition packet availability. Please also follow the Lake County Clerk’s marketing channels for pertinent election timeline updates. The Lake County Elections hub can be found here: https://www.lakecountyil.gov/300/Candidate-Services.

Typically, election information is shared in the Fall of the year prior to the Consolidation Election.  The dates and times for filing petition packets for candidacy will take place in December with specific dates forthcoming in 2024.

For additional questions, please contact the Wildwood Park District office at 847.223.7275 or info@wildwoodparkdistrict.com.

 

2024 Board Meeting Calendar

Board meetings are generally held the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm. All meetings are held at the Rule House, 33325 N. Sears Boulevard Wildwood, IL 60030, and are open to the public. Meeting agendas, minutes, financials, and board packets can be found in PDF form in the calendar table below. A printable PDF version of the 2024 Board Meeting Dates can be downloaded here.

Meeting Date Meeting Type Agendas Minutes Packets
December 9th, 2024. 7:00pm

(Moved to 2nd Monday of month due to upcoming holiday)

Regular Meeting
November 18th, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
October 21st, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
September 16th, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
August 19th, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
July 15th, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
June 17th, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
May 20th, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
April 15th, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
March 18th, 2024, 6:00pm Local Gov’t Efficiency Meeting
March 18th, 2024. 7:00pm Regular Meeting
February 20th, 2024 at 6:00pm Local Gov’t Efficiency Meeting Agenda Presentation Slides
February 20th, 2024 (Tues) 7:00pm

(Moved for President’s Day)

Regular Meeting Agenda Packet

Financials

January 22nd, 2024 Local Gov’t Efficiency Meeting Agenda Minutes Presentation Slides

Slideshow Pictures

January 16th, 2024 (Tues) 7:00pm

(Moved for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes Board Packet

Financials

 

Archived Minutes and Agendas