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Best of Glen Ellyn

Each month the Glen Ellyn Park District review the district’s volunteers and participants to find those who best exemplify the interests of the park district. These people are then recognized as the Best of Glen Ellyn at a Park Board meeting. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, email support@gepark.org with your nomination and details.

2019

Part-Time Staff

Date: January 15, 2019
The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners recognized Dan Tripp and Ken McEwen for their outstanding service and dedication to the Glen Ellyn Park District. Both Dan and Ken have been working for the Glen Ellyn Park District for over 9 years in many different capacities with a variety of responsibilities.

Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce

Date: February 19, 2019
The Glen Ellyn Park District and the Board of Commissioners recognized Dawn Smith, Steve Thompson and the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce for their continued partnership with the Park District on the Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting and gratefully accepted the $4,000 check to aid the many children and families from the community who benefit from the Park District scholarship program.

Dan Minkus

Date: February 26, 2019
For over 20 years, Dan has been an integral part of the Glen Ellyn soccer community. Dan began as volunteer parent coach in the House League Soccer program, then became a volunteer coordinator on the House League Soccer committee, a volunteer for numerous soccer clinics and instructional programs, and became certified as a soccer referee. Dan continues his roles as a volunteer for the Glen Ellyn Lakers travel soccer program and the Glen Ellyn Lakers Fall Classic soccer tournament.

Lakers Trainers

Date: March 19, 2019
The Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners recognized Ruben Stivan and the Future Pros Training staff for their hard work, dedication, loyalty and longevity providing training, leadership, mentoring and skill development for the Lakers Futbol Club and the Glen Ellyn Park District. Over the past 20 years, Future Pros has been instrumental in the establishment and expansion of the sport of youth soccer within the Glen Ellyn community while also influential in the athletic and social development of 1000’s of youth soccer players that have worn the Laker colors.

Chris Wilson

Date: April 16, 2019
The Glen Ellyn Park District recognized Chris Wilson for her service, commitment and efforts as a Park District Commissioner. Chris has served for the past four years as a Park District Commissioner

Past Park Board Commissioners

Date: May 21, 2019
As part of the Glen Ellyn Park District’s 100-Year Anniversary Celebration, the District extended invitations to all previous Commissioners to attend a Board meeting. At the May 21 meeting, we were proud and honored to acknowledge four past Park Board Commissioners who served the community for the latter portion of the 100 years. In attendance were Bill Dallman who served for twelve years from 1999 to 2011; Ron Aubrey who served for nine years from 2004 to 2013; Melissa Creech who served for eight years from 2009 to 2017; and Jay Kinzler who also served for eight years from 2009 to 2017.

Craig Turner

Date: July 16, 2019
The Glen Ellyn Park District recognized Craig Turner for his volunteer efforts and dedication to the Glen Ellyn Park District. Craig constantly goes above and beyond the expectations of his leadership role for the Bulldogs Lacrosse program as well as contributing to other programs within the District.

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