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Mike Reilly: Candidate Profile

Naperville Park Board (4-year Terms)

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  • Mike Reilly, running for Naperville Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Mike Reilly, running for Naperville Park Board (4-year Terms)




Note: Answers provided have not been edited for grammar, misspellings or typos. In some instances, candidate claims that could not be immediately verified have been omitted.

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City: Naperville

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Naperville Park Board (4-year Terms)

Age: Candidate did not respond.

Family: Married to Lynda for 43 years. Two married daughters live in Naperville, four grandchildren.

Occupation: Self employed

Education: B.S. , Business Administration from New Haven (CT) College. Graduate studies at DePaul University Kellstadt School of Business

Civic involvement: Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, West Suburban Irish, Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation, White Eagle Club Propertry Owners Association (president 10 years). Too many volunteer shifts to remember!

Elected offices held: elected park district commissioner in 2009

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

Maintaining the excellent programs, services and facilities we have.

Key Issue 2

Keeping the board working together in an effective, collaborative manner.

Key Issue 3

Candidate did not respond.

Questions & Answers

What programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?

Candidate did not respond.

Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.

Candidate did not respond.

Are there any unmet recreational needs? If yes, what are they and how would you propose paying for them? Or, should they wait until the economy improves?

The Community Attitude and Interest survey completed last year told us we're meeting needs quite well. I personally have an ongoing concern about adequate offerings for special needs residents.

Would you support sharing/pooling resources (i.e. printing, vehicles) with other local governments (school districts, village, etc.)? If so, what areas would you consider combining or merging to save money or improve efficiency?

We do this on an ongoing basis.

If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for the park board? If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.

In 2009 and 2010 we instituted a process and procedure that allowed us to fully develop board issues and projects in an open , thoughtful manner. This effort culminated in the development of "The Framework" at our 2011 board retreat. The Framework effectively ties together all the processes and documents that the board and leadership team use to lay out long and intermediate term plans. I served as president of the board 2009-2011.