Bartlett Park District executive director announcement

The Bartlett Park District is excited to announce Kevin Romejko as its new executive director, bringing over 30 years of experience in the park and recreation field. His academic credentials include a BA from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University, laying a strong foundation for his distinguished career in public service and administration.

During Kevin’s career, across various park districts, he has gained diverse experience and knowledge in finance and business operations, information technology, human resources, recreation, facility and risk management. Kevin has a deep connection to the Bartlett community as his family previously resided in Bartlett from 2008-2019, and he was previously an integral part of the district’s team between 2016 and 2020 as the superintendent of Business Services.

Before returning to Bartlett, Kevin showcased his leadership skills as the executive director at Rolling Meadows Park District, where in his first week, along with the rest of the world, he began to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Other accomplishments include successfully securing over $900,000 in grants from the Illinois Department of National Resources (IDNR) for park renovations and collaborating effectively with community stakeholders, such as the library, on projects like the StoryWalk installation. Kevin’s responsibilities included managing day to day operations of the district including, personnel of almost 200 as well as developing and establishing long-term financial strategies, sponsorships, intergovernmental agreements, developer donations and partnerships.

As he rejoins the Bartlett Park District in May 2024, as the third executive director, succeeding the retiring Rita Fletcher, the Bartlett Park District looks forward to benefiting from his visionary leadership and commitment to community engagement. Always prepared for what the situation calls for Kevin is excited to continue the trailblazing efforts that the Bartlett Community is accustomed to.

With a residence now in St. Charles alongside his family — including spouse Tami and children Davis (11), Mason (9), and Emma (9) — Kevin not only brings professional expertise but also a personal passion for recreation and community service, promising a bright future for the Bartlett Park District under his guidance.

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