Two Hoffman Estates park commissioners honored by state association

Hoffman Estates Park District commissioners Linda Dressler and Marc A. Friedman have been awarded the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ Master Board Member status, as part of the association’s Board Member Development Program.

Participants accumulate Board Development Units through various avenues, including committee involvement, participation in educational workshops, volunteer efforts, meeting engagement, participation in special events, and other contributions at local, state and national levels.

The two commissioners, who both joined the park board in 2021, join fellow commissioners Raj Chhatwani, Keith Evans, Robert Kaplan, and Pat McGinn as Master Board Members.

"We are incredibly fortunate to have board members who consistently go the extra mile, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to our community while also championing the cause of parks and recreation statewide," Hoffman Estates Park District Executive Director Craig Talsma said in a statement.

Dressler, a resident of Hoffman Estates since 1994, serves as chair of the Recreation & Facilities Committee and as the liaison for the 50+ Committee. Possessing a bachelor’s degree in management from Northeastern Illinois University, she has been a Realtor since 2007.

Friedman currently serves as vice chair of the Recreation & Facilities Committee. Prior to his board appointment, he dedicated a decade of service as a volunteer community representative on the Buildings & Grounds Committee. A resident of Hoffman Estates since 1987, he has been an active figure in youth sports, coaching baseball, basketball, and soccer for more than 30 years.

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