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Park Board

About Us

The Board consists of seven Park Commissioners who are elected on a nonpartisan, at-large basis for a term of six years. The elected officials must be residents of the Bartlett Park District and have a vested interest in our community.

Policy-making and legislative authority are entrusted to the Board of Commissioners and they are responsible for passing ordinances and resolutions, adopting the budget, appointing committees, setting policies, and hiring the Park District Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the Board, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Park District, and for appointing the heads of the Park District departments.

Board Of Commissioners
President Stephen M. Eckelberry
Vice-President Lori A. Palmer
Treasurer Diana Gunsteen
Commissioner Jody Fagan
Commissioner Dale Ann Kasuba
Commissioner Theodore Lewis
Commissioner Susan M. Stocks

Terms of Office

Election Information for Prospective Candidates

The Bartlett Park District Board will have three Commissioner positions open. Perspective candidates may pick up candidate packets at the Thomas C. White Administration Building at 696 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett, IL, beginning Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Digital packets are available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website at The first day for filing petitions is December 14, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the last day to file is December 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

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Our Mission & Vision

Mission Statement: We Create Fun!….by providing the finest in Parks, Programs, and Recreational Facilities for our community.

Vision Statement: We strive to create lasting memories for our community by enthusiastically responding to and serving their recreational and leisure needs.

Mission, Vision, Core Values

Comprehensive Plan

Bartlett Comprehensive Plan 2015
2016 Strategic Plan

Park Board Meetings

The Park Board for the Bartlett Park District holds its regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the Thomas C. White Administration Building, 696 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett. If you have suggestions or if you would like to observe how the Park District operates, we encourage your attendance. Board agendas are posted on our website prior to each meeting. To be listed on the agenda, please notify the Executive Director at least one week prior to the meeting: Rita Fletcher at (630) 540-4835.

Annual Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Meetings 2020-2021

Board Meeting Agendas

10/27/2020 Board Meeting Agenda 
10/13/2020 Committee Workshop Agenda 
09/22/2020 Board Meeting Agenda 
09/08/2020 Committee Workshop Agenda
08/25/2020 Board Meeting Agenda 
08/11/2020 Committee Workshop Agenda
07/28/2020 Board Meeting Agenda 
07/14/2020 Committee Workshop Agenda 
06/23/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
06/09/2020 Committee Workshop Meeting – Cancelled
05/26/2020 Board Meeting Agenda 
05/12/2020 Committee Workshop Agenda 
05/12/2020 Annual Board Meeting Agenda 
05/12/2020 Public Hearing Agenda
04/28/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
04/07/2020 Special Board Meeting Agenda
03/24/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
03/10/2020 Committee Meeting Agenda
02/25/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
02/11/2020 Committee Workshop Agenda
01/28/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
01/14/2020 Committee Workshop Agenda
12/17/2019 Board Meeting Agenda
12/10/2019 Committee Workshop Agenda
11/26/2019 Board Meeting Agenda
11/19/2019 Special Board Meeting Agenda
11/12/2019 Committee Workshop Agenda
10/22/2019 Board Meeting Agenda
10/08/2019 Special Board Meeting Agenda
10/08/2019 Committee Workshop Agenda
09/17/2019 Board Meeting Agenda
09/10/2019 Committee Workshop Agenda
08/27/2019 Board Meeting Agenda
08/13/2019 Committee Workshop Agenda

Board Meeting Minutes

09/08/2020 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
08/25/2020 Board Meeting Minutes 
08/11/2020 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes 
07/28/2020 Board Meeting Minutes 
07/14/2020 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes 
06/23/2020 Board Meeting Minutes 
05/26/2020 Board Meeting Minutes 
05/12/2020 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
05/12/2020 Annual Board Meeting Minutes
05/12/2020 Public Hearing Minutes
04/28/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
03/24/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
03/10/2020 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
02/25/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
02/11/2020 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
01/28/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
01/14/2020 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
12/17/2019 Board Meeting Minutes 
12/10/2019 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
11/26/2019 Board Meeting Minutes 
11/12/2019 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
10/22/2019 Board Meeting Minutes 
10/08/2019 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
09/17/2019 Board Meeting Minutes
09/10/2019 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes
08/27/2019 Board Meeting Minutes
08/13/2019 Committee Workshop Meeting Minutes


The Executive Director solicits input from the Board of Commissioners, Superintendents, and utilizes other sources such as a comprehensive assessment, surveys, etc., before determining what areas need to be focused on prior to the development of goals and objectives. Agency goals and objectives can take the form of Strategic Goals being worked on by many staff or individual goals and objectives. Goals and objectives are reviewed annually by the Board of Commissioners prior to the adoption of the Annual Budget and reviewed and updated quarterly by the Department Heads. The Executive Director reports the status of all goals to the Board of Commissioners.

Goals & Objectives 2020-21
Goals & Objectives 2019-20
Goals & Objectives 2018-19
Goals & Objectives 2017-18
Goals & Objectives 2016-17

Annual Audit Reports

Under Illinois Statute (50 ILCS, Par. 310/2, et seq.) the governing body of the Bartlett Park District shall cause an audit of the accounts of the unit to be made by a licensed public accountant. Such audit shall be made annually and shall cover the immediately preceding fiscal year of the funds of the District. The audit shall include all of the accounts and funds of the District, including the accounts of any officer of the District who receives fees or handles funds of the District, or who spends money of the District. The audit shall begin as soon as possible after the close of the last fiscal year and shall be completed and the audit report filed with the Comptroller within six months after the close of the fiscal year.

Annual Audit Reports

Annual Audit Report 4-30-20
Annual Audit Report 4-30-19
Annual Audit Report 4-30-18
Annual Audit Report 4-30-17
Annual Audit Report 4-30-16
Annual Audit Report 4-30-15
Annual Audit Report 4-30-14
Annual Audit Report 4-30-12

Annual Budget & Appropriation Ordinance

Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Related Documents for Fiscal Year 2020-21
Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Related Documents for Fiscal Year 2019-20
Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Related Documents for Fiscal Year 2018-19
Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Related Documents for Fiscal Year 2017-18
Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Related Documents for Fiscal Year 2016-17
Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Related Documents for Fiscal Year 2015-16
Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Related Documents for Fiscal Year 2014-15
Budget & Appropriation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2013-14

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