Gigi Iacovelli: Candidate profile


Name: Gigi Iacovelli

City: Barrington Hills

Office sought: Barrington Hills Park District Commissioner

Age (on Election Day): 53

Family: My husband, Louis

Occupation: Natural Horsemanship Trainer

Education: University of Illinois, BA

Civic involvement: On the Advisory Council for the Hooved Animal Humane Society.

Previous elected offices held: park commissioner

Incumbent? If yes, when were you first elected? Yes, I was appointed in 2018.

Issue questions

What are the most important issues facing the park district?

Our issues at the park district involve maintaining our current facilities for the use and enjoyment of the public. I will address these by being and active user of the facilities and being in touch with community members to see how the facilities best meet their wants and needs. I am a longtime resident of Barrington Hills and am passionate about our open spaces and our park district facilities. I want to do my very best to take the utmost care of our special and unique park district facilities.

If you're an incumbent, list your accomplishments or key initiatives in which you played a leadership role.

I'm the current treasurer of our park district. One of my key initiatives is to implement routine overviews of our financials by outside experts.

Which programs aren't paying for themselves?

Our park district is small and does not offer park district programs.

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

Not at this time.

Are there any unmet recreational needs?

Not at this time.

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