• Rolling Meadows Park District Board of Commissioners

    BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

    ----Emily-Small.jpg Emily Ford, President
    Year Position Started: 2019
    Year Current Term Expires: 2027
    eford@rmparks.org

    ----Elizabeth-Small.jpg Liz Bolash, Vice-President
    Year Position Started: 2016
    Year Current Term Expires: 2025
    LBolash@rmparks.org


    ----Mark V.png
    Mark Votruba, Treasurer
    Year Position Started: 2021
    Year Current Term Expires: 2025
    MVotruba@rmparks.org
    ----Bill C-headshot small.jpg Bill Cooley, Commissioner
    Year Position Started: 2007
    Year Current Term Expires: 2027
    BCooley@rmparks.org

    ----Kimberley-Small.jpg Kimberley Meehan, Commissioner
    Year Position Started: 2017
    Year Current Term Expires: 2025
    kmeehan@rmparks.org
    Jay Sullivan Jay Sullivan, Commissioner
    Year Position Started: 2022
    Year Current Term Expires: 2027
    jsullivan@rmparks.org

    Matt Postma
    Year Position Started: 2023
    Year Current Term Expires: 2025
    mpostma@rmparks.org


  • Overview

    Board of Park Commissioners Meeting

    As a separate Municipal Governing Agency, the Rolling Meadows Park District's purpose is to provide parks, facilities and recreation programs for the children and adults of the community. The Park District's policies for operation are governed by seven elected Commissioners. Board Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Park Central, 3000 Central Road. Any person with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting should notify the Administrative Office 72 hours in advance Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm. 847/818-3200 x1116.

    Copies of the board minutes and current agenda may be viewed at the Rolling Meadows Library, or on the website under the Meetings tab above.

    The Illinois Association of Park Districts is a nonprofit service, research and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies. The association advances these agencies, their citizen board members and professional staff in their ability to provide outstanding park and recreation opportunities, preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois. Four percent of the annual dues goes towards lobbying efforts for Parks and Recreation.


    ----distinguished_accreditation.jpgAn Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency

    The Rolling Meadows Park District has been a Distinguished Agency since 1996. The goal of the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation program is to improve the delivery of recreation services to the resident of Illinois. Accreditation is a voluntary program that uses a set of standards to evaluate and identify agencies throughout the state that provide exceptional Park and Recreation services to their community to improve their quality of life. The Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association has again recognized the Rolling Meadows Park District as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency for 2014-2019.

    Mission Statement

    Provide opportunities for individual growth and community connections through parks and recreation.

    Vision Statement

    To inspire our community to live happier and healthier lives by providing exceptional opportunities to play, learn and grow.

    Values

    • Fun: Providing enjoyable experiences in the workplace and community.
    • Accountability: High standards of performance,ethics, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility.
    • Community: Aligning services and programs with needs while growing connections with residents.
    • Empathy: Providing a safe, cooperative, inclusive atmosphere for all.


    Freedom of Information Act Requests

    Requests for information should be directed to the Freedom of Information Act, (FOIA), Officer(s) of the district. The current designated FOIA Officer(s) are:

    Mr. Kevin Romejko
    Executive Director
    KRomejko@rmparks.org

    Mr. Doug Haywood
    Superintendent of Finance
    DHaywood@rmparks.org

    All FOIA Officers can be reached at:
    Park Central
    3000 Central Road
    Rolling Meadows, IL. 60008
    (847) 818-3200 x1116

    Freedom of Information Act Request Form

    Requests can be submitted in writing or via-email at the addresses listed above. A request form is also available at Park Central.

    For black and white, letter or legal sized copies, the first fifty (50) pages are free and any additional pages will cost $0.15 a page. For color copies or abnormal size copies, the Rolling Meadows Park District can charge the actual cost of copying. The district may require the requester to disclose whether the request is for a commercial purpose or to decide whether to grant a fee waiver. The District will provide documents that are in a comprehensible format.


  • 2024 Park Board of Commissioners Meetings

    The Park District Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Park Board meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Board Room located in the Administration Building of the Rolling Meadows Park District at 3000 Central Road, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, unless otherwise noted. The Park Board meetings are open to the public. Please review this document to learn more about public participation.

    To view and/or print the Agenda, Board Packet or Minutes, select from below.

    Meeting Dates Agendas Packet Minutes
    January 9 - Canceled Agenda Packet
    January 23 Agenda Packet
    February 13 - Special Meeting Agenda
    February 13
    Agenda Packet
    February 27

    March 12

    March 26



    April 9
    April 23
    May 14
    May 28 - Annual Meeting
    June 11


    June 25
    July 9



    July 23
    August 13
    August 27

    September 10

    September 24

    October 8


    October 22


    November 12



    December 10


    To see previous year's Meeting Agendas and Minutes please go to our Archives.

  • The Rolling Meadows Park District is a member of

    The Mission of the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois park, recreation, and conservation communities. IPRA leads the nation in providing premier education, networking, and resources for professionals in parks, recreation, and conservation.

    The Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) is a nonprofit service, research, and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation, municipal park and recreation, and special recreation agencies. The association advances these agencies, their citizen board members, and professional staff in their ability to provide outstanding park and recreation opportunities preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois.

    The Rolling Meadows Park District has been accredited since 1996 and most recently, reaccredited in 2019 through the IPRA/IAPD Distinguished Accreditation program. The goal of the Illinois Distinguished Accreditation program is to improve the delivery of recreation services to the residents of Illinois through a voluntary comprehensive evaluation process. The desired result is to improve the quality of life for Illinois residents and to recognize those agencies that provide this quality service.

    The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation, and conservation. Their work draws national focus to the far-reaching impact of successes generated at the local level. Leveraging their role in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity to improve their communities NRPA's members of park and recreation professionals and advocates are 50,000 strong and represent public spaces in urban communities, rural settings and everything in between. The Rolling Meadows Park District is a five-time finalist for the National Recreation and Park Gold Medal program recognizing excellence in Parks and Recreation (1993-1995 and 2019).

    The Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) is an intergovernmental risk pool offering self-insured Property/Casualty and health coverage to park districts, special recreation associations, and forest preserve/conservation districts throughout Illinois. The Rolling Meadows Park District was accredited as Excellent Level A through the PRRMA loss control program in 2008, 2010, 2013, & 2016-2019.

    The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), founded in 1906, represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. The associations nearly 19,000 members are federal, state/provincial, and local finance officials deeply involved in planning, financing, and implementing thousands of governmental operations in each of their jurisdictions. GFOA's mission is to promote excellence in state and local government financial management. The District has earned the Distinguished Budget Award in 2014-2019.

    The Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving businesses through the city by offering comprehensive resources and services to benefit businesses of all scopes and sizes. Businesses have the opportunity to voice concerns regarding current legislative issues, as members of the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber also takes an active role in economic development, community/citywide promotions and educational programs. The Chamber of Commerce Recognized the Park District at its annual Circle of Success dinner for the improvements to the Community Center in 2014.

  • Announcements


    ROLLING MEADOWS PARK DISTRICT BOARD VACANCY

    The Rolling Meadows Park District Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from Rolling Meadows Park District residents who are interested in serving on the Park Board of Commissioners, to fill one vacancy for a term that expires in May 2025.

    The Board always seeks the best-qualified candidate for Park Board Commissioner, and provides equal opportunity in a manner which does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, marital, civil union or family status, physical or mental handicap, pregnancy or unfavorable discharge from military service.

    Park Board Commissioners are not compensated for their services to the District per Illinois Park District Code (70 ILCS 1205/4-1).

    The Park Board of Commissioners holds its regular meetings at 7:30pm on the second and fourth Tuesday's of each month, and holds special meetings as necessary.

    To be eligible to serve as Park Board Commissioner, a person must be a qualified elector of the Rolling Meadows Park District and have resided in the District for at least one year prior to appointment.

    Any person who is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the Rolling Meadows 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 a Park Board Commissioner.

    TO APPLY:

    1. Download an Application Form. Informational Pamphlet about Serving on a Park District Board

    or

    2. Pick up an Application Form at Park Central, 3000 Central Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.

    Potential candidates must submit their completed Application Form no later than 12:00pm on Thursday, July 13.

    Or

    • Mail or deliver to:

    Rolling Meadows Park District

    Attn: Kevin Romejko, Executive Director

    3000 Central Road

    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008