March 24, 2021

Announcing a new member of our Lakefront team, Megan White! Megan has joined the Wilmette Park District as our Lakefront Supervisor. She is working closely with our Lakefront General Manager, Ben Wozney and together they are overseeing all operations at Gillson Park and the beaches.

Megan is a recent transplant from New Jersey with a background in recreation, programming and waterfront operations. “I worked for the last 10 years within the YMCA, and was most recently the Senior Program Director,” said Megan. She also has similar recreation experience with the Girl Scouts of America.

With the summer season steadily approaching, Megan is excited to see the Lakefront in full-swing this year. “The varied spaces and activity areas at Gillson really drew me in,” she explains. “It can provide endless possibilities!” As Gillson begins gearing up for summer, and COVID-19 restrictions lighten, the Lakefront staff will be evaluating how the park functions and begin identifying areas that can use improvement. “The goal will be to provide patrons with safe options where they can learn and enjoy the park space.”

When she’s not at work, Megan enjoys puzzles and outdoor recreation like swimming and biking – an appropriate fit for her new position! Be sure to stop by and say “hello” to Megan when you visit Gillson this summer.


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