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From the community: Foss Park District Commissioners Train at Statewide Seminar

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on June 8, 2017 at 3:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, IL - - Kenneth Robinson and Vance D. Wyatt, commissioners of the Foss Park District, recently attended the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) 2017 Boot Camp in Schaumburg.


IAPD offers the seminar to elected officials and professionals in the field of parks, recreation and conservation throughout the state. Topics included understanding board member roles, making a difference through legislative advocacy, fundamentals and best practices of park district finances, the Open Meetings Act and ethical requirements for elected officials.





"Both new and seasoned board members and staff leave this seminar with an appreciation of the critical role park commissioners play in good governance compliance with state law and enhancing the quality of life for their community. As locally-elected, non-compensated community leaders, their service is truly a labor of love," said Peter Murphy, IAPD President/CEO.


Robinson was elected to the Foss Park District board in April of this year and Wyatt, who currently serves as board president, was elected in April 2015.


Established in 1928, IAPD is a nonprofit service, research and educational organization representing more than 400 park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies throughout Illinois. IAPD's mission is to advance these agencies in their ability to preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois.

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