Board Vacancy:

The Board of Park Commissioners are pleased to announce that seven residents have submitted their qualifications for the vacant position on the board. Interviews will be held in-person on September 27 and September 28 at Village Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Wilson, Executive Director, at swilson@wilpark.org or 847-256-9617.

The seven candidates are:

  1. Lindsay Anderson
  2. Alexandra Eidenberg
  3. Isaac Gaetz
  4. Patrick Lahey
  5. David Najarian
  6. Ryrie Pellaton
  7. John Thompson


Board of Park Commissioners and Standing Committees

The Wilmette Park District's Board of Park Commissioners meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Village Hall at 1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette. All meetings are open to the public. For meeting dates and information about viewing online, please visit our Upcoming Meetings page. If you prefer, you can email any public comment to swilson@wilpark.org in advance of the meeting and it will be read during the meeting to be a part of the record.

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. 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 2021 meeting schedule is as follows: January 11; February 8; March 8; April 12; May 10 (The Annual Meeting will be held immediately before the Regular Board Meeting); June 14; July 12; August 9, September 13; October 18*; November 8; December 13.
*Denotes change in regular meeting schedule.

Current Meeting Schedule

Board Members

President: Michael Murdock (term expires 2023) | Email
Vice President: Julia Goebel (term expires 2023) | Email
Member: Cecilia Clarke (term expires 2023) | Email
Member: Patrick Duffy (term expires 2025 | Email
Member: Allison Frazier (term expires 2025) | Email
Member: Kara Kosloskus (term expires 2025) | Email

Staff: Steve Wilson

Standing Committees

Meetings of standing committees are held as needed. Date, time, and location will be noted on the Current Meeting Schedule (link above).

Lakefront Committee

Chair: Julia Goebel
Member: Cecilia Clarke

Staff: Emily Guynn & Kristi Solberg

Golf Operations Committee

Member: Julia Goebel
Member: Patrick Duffy

Staff: Steve Wilson

Parks & Recreation Committee

Chair: Patrick Duffy
Member: Allison Frazier
Member: Kara Kosloskus

Staff: Emily Guynn & Kristi Solberg

Centennial Committee

Chair: Michael Murdock
Member: Patrick Duffy
Member: Allison Frazier


Staff: Emily Guynn & Kristi Solberg

Financial Planning & Policy Committee

Chair: Cecilia Clarke
Member: Michael Murdock
Member: Kara Kosloskus

Staff: Sheila Foy

Real Estate Committee

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Chair: Kara Kosloskus
Member: Michael Murdock
Member: Patrick Duffy

Staff: Steve Wilson

Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Chair: Allison Frazier
Member: Julia Goebel
Member: Cecilia Clarke

Staff: Steve Wilson