Board of Park Commissioners and Standing Committees

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Park Commissioners will be meeting virtually online for the foreseeable future. Meetings will take place at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of the month. Meetings will be available on Channel 6 locally for Comcast subscribers, as well as available on our shared YouTube channel with the Village of Wilmette. Public Comment will be facilitated on Zoom during the meeting.

To participate in the meeting via Zoom, please download the meeting agenda from our Agendas page, and refer to the bottom of the first page for the Zoom meeting ID and Passcode. Information can also be found on the agenda for individuals with a disability who need special accommodations to participate in and/or attend a Wilmette Park District meeting.

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
Member: Todd Shissler (term expires 2023) | 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
Member: Todd Shissler

Staff: Emily Guynn & Kristi Solberg

Golf Operations Committee

Chair: Todd Shissler
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

Facilities 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: Todd Shissler
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