Board of Park Commissioners and Standing Committees

(As of January 23, 2019)

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.

Click here for a copy of the Public Comment Policy.

The 2019 meeting schedule is as follows: January 14; February 11; March 11; April 8; May 13 (The Annual Meeting will be held immediately following the Regular Board Meeting); June 10; July 8; August 12, September 9; October 15*; November 11; December 9.
*Denotes change in regular meeting schedule.

Current Meeting Schedule

Board Members

President: Amy Wolfe | Email
Vice President: Gordon Anderson | Email
Member: Bryan Abbott | Email
Member: Michael Murdock | Email
Member: Cecilia Clarke | Email
Member: Julia Goebel | Email
Member: Todd Shissler | 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: Bryan Abbott
Member: Gordon Anderson
Member: Cecilia Clarke

Staff: Jerry Ulrich and Emily Guynn

Golf Operations Committee

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

Chair: Julia Goebel
Member: Mike Murdock
Member: Todd Shissler

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: Mike Murdock
Member: Cecilia Clarke
Member: Todd Shissler

Staff: Jerry Ulrich and Emily Guynn

Financial Planning & Policy Committee

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

Chair: Gordon Anderson
Member: Bryan Abbott
Member: Julia Goebel

Staff: Steve Holloway

Real Estate Committee

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Chair: Gordon Anderson
Member: Bryan Abbott
Member: Cecilia Clarke

Staff: Steve Wilson

Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Member: Julia Goebel
Member: Todd Shissler

Staff: Steve Wilson