Buffalo Grove park board says goodbye to executive director

Buffalo Grove Park District leaders said farewell this week to Executive Director Ryan Risinger, who is retiring after more than three decades with the district.

Former commissioners, including State Sen. Adriane Johnson, were on hand, as was Risinger's predecessor, Dan Schimmel.

Park board Commissioner Larry Reiner read a resolution commending him for his 31 years of service to the district, including the past eight as executive director, and noting "his friendly demeanor and his uncanny ability to make even the grumpiest of patrons smile."

Risinger thanked staff and board members, saying, "A lot of the things that I've been able to accomplish, I couldn't do it alone."

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