May 22, 2019

Meet Kimberly Manno, our new General Recreation Supervisor! Growing up through park district dance programs, she joined the work force and rose through the ranks of camp counselor, director, inclusion aid and now joins us at the Wilmette Park District.

The Morton Grove native attended Northern Illinois University for a bachelor’s in Elementary Education. Her time working for park districts guided her into this field, she explains, “My favorite memory is working as a camp director and seeing kids have a fun and exciting summer – seeing their faces when they experienced something new for the first time.”

It’s this enjoyment of giving children new and exciting experiences that made the General Recreation Supervisor role appealing for Manno. “I get the ‘everything else’ category at the park district, which means I offer classes that may introduce people to new ideas, and possibly hidden talents.” She plans to expand on this concept and continue providing Wilmette with new programs and special events.