Denise Dicianni: Candidate profile
Name: Denise Dicianni
Office sought: Warrenville Park District Commissioner
Family: Married to Carl, 1987; 3 Children -- Danielle, Samantha, and Micheal
Occupation: 1997 to present -- Patient Care Advocate @ Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care; 2005 -- 2018 -- Warrenville Park District; Instructor Youth/Child programming, Camp Staff, Birthday Party Coordinator, Driver; 2006 -- 2012 -- Big Hearts Little Hands Staff; Youth/Child Program Instructor
Education: High School / some college
Civic involvement: 1991 -- 2007 Volunteer/Coordinator varying School Functions /Extra Curricular (Room Parent Lead / Fun Fair Coordinator/Art in the Class/ No Screens originator/Lead / Reading Assistant K-3 / School; 1992 -- 2001 Girl Scout Leader; 1995 -- current St. Irene's R.E. Teacher; 1996 -- 2001 Girl Scout Coordinator Wheaton / Warrenville Troops; 1997 -- to present Christmas Sharing Coordinator / Board; 1999 -- 2000 Boy Scout Day Camp Coordinator; 2005 -- 2015 Warrenville Park District Firecracker 5K; 2005 -- present Community Event Volunteer; 2015 -- VFW -- Volunteer Field of Flags; 2016 -- current Warrenville Friends of the Fourth; 2017 -- VFW -- Volunteer Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial.
Previous elected offices held: None
What are the most important issues facing your park district and how do you intend to address them?
Expand Youth Programming; Enhance Adult / Senior Programming; Maintaining & Improving facilities and equipment
If you are a newcomer, what prompted you to run for the park board?
I have decided to run for Park Board Commissioner because I want to make a positive impact in our community. I believe we live in one of DuPage Counties best kept secrets. Our parks and community events bring family & friends together. As our community grows, so does the Park District. My many volunteer positions have taught me to be organized and financially responsible; I intend to bring these traits to the Park District Board. Our programming, facilities, and staffing must reflect the needs of the community. I intend to accomplish this with thoughtful planning and appropriate budgeting. Our parks and open areas bring community together. It is very important to me that we protect our open areas and maintain park facilities in a fiscally conservative manner and look for sustainable solutions as we go forward.
Which programs aren't paying for themselves? Would you keep, eliminate or change them? How and why?
Is there any additional open space the park district needs to acquire? Please describe.
Are there any unmet recreational needs? If yes, what are they and how would you propose paying for them?
Warrenville Park District currently does not have a swimming pool of its own. Liabilities, insurance, and maintenance of such a facility must be regarded prudently. Current partnerships with area facilities help keep costs to a minimum for patrons until further action for the time.