Hoffman Estates Park District Commissioner is Vice-Chairman of Leading Statewide Association for Parks
Ron Evans, Commissioner of the Hoffman Estates Park District, was recently elected Vice-Chairman of the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) Board of Trustees.
As Vice-Chair, Evans will assist the association with its mission of advancing Illinois park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies in their ability to preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois. He will work with the 18-member board to advise the association in providing service, research, advocacy, public awareness and educational programs to its membership of 360 park, recreation and conservation agencies and nearly 100 affiliated business partners.
"Ron has a wealth of knowledge that makes him an incredible advocate for parks, recreation and conservation both locally and statewide," said Peter Murphy, IAPD President and Chief Executive Officer. "His enthusiasm for promoting a better quality of life through park district programs and services is unmatched. I look forward to working with him to further the IAPD mission to help park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies thrive on the statewide level."
Evans currently serves on the IAPD Program Committee, and he is a Master Board Member through IAPD's Board Member Development Program.
He was elected to the Hoffman Estates Park District board in 2011, and has served as vice president, treasurer and chair of numerous committees. He is the board's Senior/Active Adult Liaison, and he serves on the board of directors for the Friends of Hoffman Estates Parks Foundation. He is president of Links of Poplar Creek Homeowners Association.
Evans is a five-year Army veteran and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Minnesota State University. He has been a resident of Hoffman Estates for more than 30 years.
IAPD was established in 1928 and is the oldest state association for parks, recreation and conservation in America. The association serves more than 2,100 elected park, recreation and forest preserve district board members who govern more than 360 agencies employing 40,000 individuals.
IAPD strives to improve Illinois' quality of life through park districts, forest preserves, conservation and recreation agencies by establishing grants and other new revenue streams for park land, facilities and services; educating the public about the positive effects parks and recreation have on communities; and meeting the problem of decreasing open space in Illinois.