McHenry County Conservation District trustee receives statewide recognition for board service
Carolyn Campbell, McHenry County Conservation District Trustee, recently received a Master Board Member Award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts.
Campbell received the honor through her involvement in the association's Board Member Development Program, which recognizes committee involvement, pursuit of board member educational opportunities, legislative advocacy, and achievements at the local, state, and national levels in the field of parks, recreation, and conservation.
"Master Board Members have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their leadership roles," said Peter Murphy, association's president and chief executive officer. "Those who reach this highest level of the Board Member Development Program are extremely involved at the local level, and they are outstanding proponents of enhancing the quality of life in Illinois through the services of park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation, and special recreation agencies."
Campbell joined the McHenry County Conservation District board in 2017. She currently serves as board secretary.
The Illinois Association of Park Districts, established in 1928, serves more than 2,100 elected park, recreation, conservation, and forest preserve district board members who govern 360 agencies employing 40,000 individuals.
The association 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.