‘A Positive Impact’ Nick Troy Returns to Rolling Meadows Park District as Executive Director

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

 Whether attending preschool, playing t-ball, participating in summer camp or swimming at Nelson Sports Complex Pool, Nick Troy spent much of his childhood at Rolling Meadows Park District.   

“That led to the best jobs as a teenager at Rolling Meadows Park District,” Troy said. “Park districts have made such a positive impact on my life at all ages.”

 Now Troy is returning to lead the very District that inspired him to pursue a career in recreation, determined to share his passion for the invaluable benefits park districts provide. Troy will replace former Executive Director Kevin Romejko, who left Rolling Meadows Park District in May to become Executive Director of Bartlett Park District.

A graduate of Rolling Meadows High School, Troy moved back to his hometown in 2010 with his wife and two sons. He brings extensive experience to Rolling Meadows Park District, having served as Superintendent of Recreation from 2008 to 2017. Most recently, he worked as Director of Recreation at Mt. Prospect Park District and has also contributed his expertise to Des Plaines Park District and Schaumburg Park District.

“It's a dream come true to work with our dedicated and committed employees, volunteers and park board to provide our community with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow,” Troy said. “I missed the camaraderie and teamwork and family-feel that this District provides.”

Areas Troy would like to focus on as Executive Director include:

  • Community Engagement: Building strong relationships with the community and understanding their needs and desires for recreational activities and facilities.
  • Strategic Planning: Developing and executing strategic plans that enhance the park district's offerings and ensure sustainability for the future.
    Innovation in Programming: Introducing new and exciting programs that cater to diverse age groups and interests within the community.
  • Facility Enhancements: Overseeing improvements and maintenance of park facilities to provide safe and enjoyable spaces for all residents
  • Team Leadership: Working with a dedicated team to foster a positive work environment and achieve collective goals that benefit the community

“Overall, I'm excited to contribute to the growth and development of Rolling Meadows Park District, making it a vibrant hub of recreational activities and community engagement,” Troy said.

Former Executive Director Amy Charlesworth, who retired in 2020 after 39 years with Rolling Meadows Park District—17 as Executive Director, served as Interim Executive Director following Romejko’s departure. Charlesworth said she is excited for Troy’s return to Rolling Meadows Park District.

“This is where Nick began his career in parks and recreation,” Charlesworth said. “His knowledge of Rolling Meadows, combined with the experience he has gained along the way will provide a seamless transition and be a great benefit to Rolling Meadows Park District and the community.”