• Board of Commissioners

    The Commissioners are elected by Park District residents to serve staggered terms without compensation. They are responsible for developing policies, which provide direction for the operation of the parks, facilities, and recreation programs. The Board also hires the Executive Director who in turn, hires the staff which manages the various departments of the Park District. The Board of Commissioners meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Inwood Athletic Club, 3000 West Jefferson Street, at 5:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.

    Teri Talarico, Executive Assistant
    815-741-7275 x 117

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    President
    Sue Gulas
    Elected 2013
    sgulas@jolietpark.org
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    Vice President
    Joe Mutz
    Elected 2015
    jmutz@jolietpark.org

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    Commissioner
    Joe Clement
    Elected 2017
    jclement@jolietpark.org
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    Commissioner
    Matt McGuire
    Elected 2017
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    Commissioner
    Bill Tatro
    Elected 2017
    wtatro@jolietpark.org

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    Secretary to the Board/Executive Director
    Tom Carstens
    tcarstens@jolietpark.org
  • 2017 MEETINGS

    Regular meetings are conducted at the Inwood Athletic Club Board Room, 3000 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL. All meetings begin at 5:00pm, and the public is welcome to attend Park Board meetings. "Opportunity For Public To Speak" is a permanent agenda item that offers an opportunity for public comment. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.
    Time: 5:00

    Location: Inwood Athletic Club Board Room

    Regular Meetings

    January 23 Agenda Minutes
    February 27 Agenda Minutes
    March 27 Agenda Minutes
    April 24 Agenda Minutes
    May 22 Agenda Minutes
    **June 19 Agenda Minutes
    July 24 Agenda
    August 28 Agenda
    September 18 Agenda
    October 23

    **November 20

    **December 18

    Special MEETINGS

    January 9 Agenda Cancelled
    January 30 Agenda Minutes
    April 27 Agenda Minutes
    May 10 Agenda Minutes
    May 24 Agenda Minutes
    June 13 Agenda Minutes
    July 31 Agenda

    Work Sessions

    *January 17 (Tuesday) Cancelled
    *February 21 (Tuesday) Cancelled
    March 20 Cancelled
    April 17 Cancelled
    May 15 Cancelled
    June 12 Cancelled
    July 17 Cancelled

    August 21 Cancelled

    September 18 Cancelled

    October 16

    November 13

    December 11

    * Work Session held on the third Tuesday due to holiday conflict on the third Monday.

    ** Regular Meeting held on the third Monday, due to holiday or event conflict on the fourth Monday (note: June meeting changed because of Taste of Joliet).

  • 2016 MEETINGS

    Regular meetings are conducted at the Inwood Athletic Club Board Room, 3000 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL. All meetings begin at 5:00pm, and the public is welcome to attend Park Board meetings. "Opportunity For Public To Speak" is a permanent agenda item that offers an opportunity for public comment. Meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change.
    Time: 5:00
    Location: Inwood Athletic Club Board Room
    Regular Meetings
    January 4 - Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
    January 20 - Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
    January 25 Agenda Minutes
    February 4 - Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
    February 11 - Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
    February 22 Agenda Minutes
    March 21 - Budget Meeting Agenda Minutes
    March 21 - Pilcher Park Meeting Agenda Minutes
    March 28 Agenda Minutes
    April 25 Agenda Minutes
    May 16 - Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
    May 23 Agenda Minutes
    June 20 Agenda Minutes
    July 25 Agenda Minutes
    August 22 Agenda Minutes
    September 19 - Work Session Agenda Minutes
    September 26 Agenda Minutes
    October 24 Agenda Minutes
    November 21 - Work Session Agenda Minutes
    November 21 Agenda Minutes
    December 19 - Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
    December 19 Agenda Minutes
  • 2015 MEETINGS

    January 20 - Work Session Minutes
    January 26 Minutes
    February 23 Minutes
    March 16 - Joint Legislative Meeting Minutes
    March 16 - Special Meeting Minutes
    March 23 Minutes
    April 27 Minutes
    May 5 - Special Meeting Minutes
    May 26 Minutes
    June 22 Minutes
    July 13 - Special Meeting Minutes
    July 14 - Special Meeting Minutes
    July 20 - Work Session Minutes
    July 27 Minutes
    August 18 - Special Meeting Minutes
    August 24 Minutes
    September 28 Minutes
    October 13 - Special Meeting Minutes
    October 26 Minutes
    November Minutes
    December 21 Minutes
  • April 4, 2017 Election

    For the April 4, 2017 Election, the following is the ballot placement of candidates for three Four Year Term Park Commissioner positions and one Two Year Term Park Commissioner position. Ballot placement was determined by lottery (*filed petitions for election simultaneously) and date/time petitions were filed.

    Four Year Term (Vote for not more than three)
    1. *Bill Tatro
    2. *Kevin Paul
    3. *David J. Talarico
    4. *Sue Gulas
    5. *Joe Clement
    6. Jim Patnoudes

    Two Year Term (Vote for one)
    1. Matthew J. "Matt" McGuire
    2. Patricia Marcum

    Questions? Please contact Tom Carstens, Executive Director, at 815.741.7275 ext. 102 or email: tcarstens@jolietpark.org