West Chicago Park District welcomes two new commissioners

On May 9, the West Chicago Park District welcomed two commissioners to the park district board: Diana Gunderson as assistant secretary and Brian Huey as treasurer.

Originally from Glendale Heights, Brian Huey moved to West Chicago in 1995 with his wife and two children. Over the years he has been involved in a variety of community sports and programs, where he has gotten to know the fabric of the town. A 1983 graduate of Illinois State University, Huey has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in German. He currently works in commercial printing sales at Gannon Graphics. After looking for ways to become more involved in West Chicago, Huey joined the West Chicago Park District's Board of Commissioners to contribute new ideas and help maintain financial responsibility within the Park District.

Diana Gunderson has lived in West Chicago for 32 years, where she and her husband have raised three children and have participated in all aspects of the community, including coaching high school athletes, volunteering for music programs, and substitute teaching. Additionally, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Illinois Wesleyan University. She currently works at Chamberlain University in admissions.

Gunderson served as park commissioner for 15 years from 2006-2020. Her passion for education and the community brought her back to the West Chicago Park District to serve once again. She has seen how far the Park District has come over the years and is looking forward to creating a positive impact on the community.

Huey and Gunderson will serve as park commissioners from May 9, 2023, to May 13, 2025. Their addition brings a wealth of experience and passion for community engagement, furthering the West Chicago Park District's commitment to enhancing the quality of life for West Chicago residents.

To learn more about the Park District's commissioners, visit

The West Chicago Park District was established in 1972 and has since been committed to creating an enhanced quality of life through effective programs, progressive facilities and preservation of parks and natural resources. The park district maintains over 400 acres including Reed-Keppler Park, the ARC Center, TreeTop Escape, Turtle Splash Water Park, Toucan's Hideaway, a splash pad, ZONE250, two dog parks, a skate park, picnic shelters, multiple sports fields, playgrounds, bike trails, path system and a nature sanctuary. For more information, visit

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