Board of Park Commissioners and Standing Committees Effective May, 2018

The Board of Park Commissioners oversees the administration of the Wilmette Park District. The Board of Park Commissioners is an independent board elected by Wilmette residents in an April election for terms lasting four years. There is no term limit to Park Board positions. The current Board members are listed below with the expiration of their terms noted.

The Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Wilmette Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette. Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Special meetings are scheduled as needed. Notice will be given in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act for cancellation or a change in date, time, or location of any meeting.

The 2018 meeting schedule is as follows: January 8; February 12; March 12; April 9; May 14 (The Annual Meeting will be held immediately after the Regular Board Meeting); June 11; July 9; August 13, September 12*; October 10*; November 12; December 10.
*Denotes new meeting date.

Current Meeting Schedule

Board Members

President: Amy L. Wolfe (2021) | Email
Vice President: Shelley S. Shelly (2019) | Email
Member: Bryan C. Abbott (2021) | Email
Member: Stephanie M. Foster (2019) | Email
Member: Ryrie A. Pellaton (2019) | Email
Member: I. Gordon Anderson (2021) | Email
Member: John J. Olvany (2019) | Email

Staff: Steve Wilson

Standing Committees

Regular meetings of standing committees are held as indicated below. Any change in date, time, or location will be noted on the Current Meeting Schedule (link above).

Lakefront Committee

Meets at 6:30 pm on the first Monday of each month at the Mallinckrodt Community Center.

Chair: Ryrie A. Pellaton
Member: Bryan C. Abbott
Member: Shelley S. Shelly

Staff: Kathy Bingham and Jerry Ulrich

Facilities Operations Committee

Meets at 6:30 pm on the second Monday of each month in the Village Hall Training Room.

Chair: Stephanie M. Foster
Member: I. Gordon Anderson
Member: John J. Olvany

Staff: Steve Wilson

Golf Operations Committee

Meets at 8:30 am on the third Saturday of each month at the Wilmette Golf Club.

Chair: John J. Olvany
Member: Stephanie M. Foster
Member: Ryrie A. Pellaton

Staff: Steve Wilson

Parks & Recreation Committee

Meets at 6:30 pm on the third Monday of each month in the Park District Administrative Office.

Chair: Bryan C. Abbott
Member: Stephanie M. Foster
Member: John J. Olvany

Staff: Kathy Bingham and Jerry Ulrich

Financial Planning & Policy Committee

Meets at 6:30 pm on the fourth Monday of each month in the Park District Administrative Office.

Chair: I. Gordon Anderson
Member: Bryan C. Abbott
Member: Ryrie A. Pellaton

Staff: Steve Holloway

Real Estate Committee

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Chair: Shelley S. Shelly
Member: Bryan C. Abbott
Member: I. Gordon Anderson

Staff: Steve Wilson

Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Member: Shelley S. Shelly
Member: Amy L. Wolfe

Staff: Steve Wilson