Buffalo Grove Park District appoints new director of recreation and facilities
The Buffalo Grove Park District has promoted Erika Strojinc to director of recreation and facilities. She replaces Bill Heider, who recently retired after serving in that role for six years.
Strojinc, a graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, started with the park district as a part-time employee in 1999 as a high school student working for the Clubhouse program. She was promoted to full-time recreation specialist with Clubhouse in 2005, and to recreation supervisor in 2008, where she oversaw programs such as day camps, early childhood classes, youth and adult programming, Safety Town, birthday parties, special events and internships.
In 2014, she was named superintendent of recreation and in 2018 she took over operations of the Community Arts Center.
"I am extremely enthusiastic that Erika is going be the person that will lead our recreation department and help shape that direction for us," Executive Director Ryan Risinger said in an announcement of the promotion. "She is a known commodity and a proven leader who has been around long enough to know how to best utilize the strengths of our staff."