Palatine-area civic leaders meet at intergovernmental dinner
With nearly all public agencies facing fuding challenges, the Palatine Park District recently hosted representatives from local government agencies to share common challenges and best practices. The intergovernmental dinner was held at Falcon Park Recreation Center. Organizations included Harper College, Hoffman Estates Park District, Palatine Park District, Palatine Public Library District, Palatine Township, Salt Creek Park District and the village of Palatine. Each agency shared a presentation outlining challenges, goals and successes. They also identified areas of collaboration such as shared training and spaces, cooperative technology, cross-promotions and joint educational opportunities. Palatine Park District Executive Director Mike Clark said the event was an opportunity for elected officials and staff to network and become better informed about what each organization provides to the community.