Park Board Monthly Meetings
The Park District Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Grove Barn. All meetings are open to the public.
Notices of all public meetings are posted online and within all Park District facilities. If you have a park concern, suggestions, or would like to observe how the Park District operates, please join us.
The approved 2018 Park Board Meeting Schedule can be found here.
Rich Janiec was first elected to the Streamwood Park District Board of Commissioners in 2009. Actively involved with the Historical Society, he originally ran because he wanted our parks to be the showcase for all the other surrounding towns and villages. He wanted people from out of town to visit our parks because they were unique. His reason and motivation has only increased while being a member of the Board; he feels the parks are the reason for the District and wants to increase attention and efforts regarding our parks, and their uniqueness, to attract more people to utilize them.
While serving on the Board, Rich would like the residents of Streamwood to remember that during his time, we were awarded two plaques honoring our one-room schoolhouse. In addition, currently being cared for by staff, the District has on site a one of a kind day lily, a unique cultivar bred specifically for Streamwood. Rich hopes that one day, he will be able to drive down the street and see this one of a kind flower flourishing throughout the District and village, knowing that this one of a kind day lily was originally planted on District soil.
One of Rich’s favorite quotes, as it pertains to his duties, responsibilities and service on the Board is: “What a man does for himself dies with him. What a man does for his community lives long after he is gone.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
The Streamwood Park District welcomes Raees Yawer to the Board of Commissioners. Raees recognizes the important role Streamwood Park District plays by leading initiatives and providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to achieve a healthier lifestyle, promoting conservation and bring our diverse community closer through a variety of programs and events.
Raees goal while serving on the Board will be to adhere to the district's core values of: safety, preservation, diversity, collaboration, accountability, responsibility, ethics and service. Also, she would like to further strengthen the district’s relationships with the community by becoming another role model towards open communications with all residents of Streamwood. Raees extensive background in banking, finance and fundraising in her professional career will be a welcome addition to the Board as the District continues to provide programs and events that serve the community and be viewed as the very best parks and recreation team in the nation.
One of Raees favorite quotes as it pertains to her duties, responsibilities and service on the Board is: "An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads
to collective organizational success." ~ Stephen Covey
Bill Wright was first elected to the Streamwood Park District Board of Commissioners in 2007. Being active with the District’s soccer program, he originally ran for Commissioner, as the Board was in the early stages of a cultural change; wanting to move away from a "silo" way of thinking, while elevating everyone to a higher degree of customer service and accountability. Bill had previous experience with these types of cultural changes in both his professional career and being active with other community committees; thus, he wanted to bring those skill sets to the Board.
Bill is still motivated to be an active Board Member, as he has seen outstanding work by the Board and Staff every year. He is proud of the cultural changes that have been made, as he feels “we have become more strategic in our approach,” while remaining tactical in order to get things completed. In addition, he feels that the Board and Staff are having more open and frank discussions, while fostering great trust and openness that did not exist as much in the past.
Bill’s goal while serving on the Board would be for the residents of Streamwood to remember that we [Board and Staff] worked together to drive a great cultural change and we have become more pro-active and less reactive to change. The District created great strategic and master plans to continuously improve the District for years to come. With the cultural change and strategic and master plans in place, Bill feels that the District has built a strong foundation for future boards and staff. He feels there is a great blue print for them to tweak as they see fit based on the continuous demographic and financial needs of the Community and the District.
One of Bill’s favorite quotes, as it pertains to his duties, responsibilities and service on the Board is: "You've got to eat while you dream. You've got to deliver on short-range commitments, while you develop a long-range strategy and vision and implement it. The success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short-range, and delivering a long-range plan, and executing on that." ~ Jack Welch
Adriana Armstrong was first elected to the Streamwood Park District Board of Commissioners in 2009. She originally ran for a spot on the Board to serve the residents of Streamwood and their park and recreational needs. Adriana continues to be motivated to serve on the Board because of the continuous improvements and accomplishments that have taken place: became an Accredited Agency, created a District master plan, capital plan, and an ADA transition plan, new playgrounds, resurfacing of the Park Place parking lot, new fitness equipment, continued structural improvements, etc.
In addition, she would like to keep moving forward as a District in bringing the best services, programs and opportunities for the Streamwood Community. Her goal while serving on the Board would be for the residents of Streamwood to remember her [and her fellow Board Members and staff] as people who listened to and cared about the residents and looked to their best interests in the decisions that were made while serving on the Board.
One of Adriana’s favorite quotes, as it pertains to her duties, responsibilities and service on the Board is: “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
Rick Brogan was first elected to the Streamwood Park District Board of Commissioners in 2009. He originally ran, because he felt that the Board and staff needed to look at options that can fund necessary programs and capital improvements, while being fiscally responsible. With units of local government facing significant funding challenges, he wanted to encourage exploring alternate options such as, grant opportunities, intergovernmental agreements, etc. to help offset the lack of potential funding. In addition, Rick wanted to strengthen the District’s ties to the community while reaching out to the needs of the various ethnic and age groups.
Rick continues to stay motivated as a commissioner, as he wants people to take pride in the District [Board Members, employees and residents], as he feels pride and taking ownership should be the basis of a successful District. In addition, he wants the District to be regarded as the center piece of the community where all residents gather for cost effective fitness, fun and relaxation.
Rick’s goal while serving on the Board would be for the residents of Streamwood to remember that numerous projects have been completed that have enhanced the District. In addition, we as staff and Board Members have made [and should] ourselves available for residents so we can understand their needs and act in their best interest. Rick states that he truly cares about the District and the Community we live, work and play, and he would like to set the Board, staff and District up for success so when it is time to hand the torch off to future Commissioners and staff, they can continue to build this District to be the best it can be for generations to come.
One of Rick’s favorite quotes, as it pertains to his duties, responsibilities and service on the Board is: Never using the saying: “We can’t do this because there is no money.” The Board and staff need to be pro-active in finding creative solutions for potential funding shortfall.