Board of Park Commissioners and Standing Committees Effective December 17, 2018

The Board of Park Commissioners oversees the administration of the Wilmette Park District. The Board of Park Commissioners is an independent board elected by Wilmette residents in an April election for terms lasting four years. There is no term limit to Park Board positions. The current Board members are listed below with the expiration of their terms noted.

The Board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located on the second floor of the Wilmette Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette. Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Special meetings are scheduled as needed. Notice will be given in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act for cancellation or a change in date, time, or location of any meeting.

Click here for a copy of the Public Comment Policy.

The 2019 meeting schedule is as follows: January 14; February 11; March 11; April 8; May 13 (The Annual Meeting will be held immediately following the Regular Board Meeting); June 10; July 8; August 12, September 9; October 16*; November 11; December 9.
*Denotes meeting not held on second Monday.

Current Meeting Schedule

Board Members

President: Amy L. Wolfe (2021) | Email
Vice President: Shelley S. Shelly (2019) | Email
Member: Bryan C. Abbott (2021) | Email
Member: Stephanie M. Foster (2019) | Email
Member: Ryrie A. Pellaton (2019) | Email
Member: I. Gordon Anderson (2021) | Email
Member: John J. Olvany (2019) | Email

Staff: Steve Wilson

Standing Committees

Regular meetings of standing committees are held as indicated below. Any change in date, time, or location will be noted on the Current Meeting Schedule (link above).

Lakefront Committee

Meets at 6:30 pm on the first Monday of each month at the Mallinckrodt Community Center.

Chair: Ryrie A. Pellaton
Member: Bryan C. Abbott
Member: Shelley S. Shelly

Staff: Jerry Ulrich and Emily Guynn

Facilities Operations Committee

Meets at 6:30 pm on the second Monday of each month in the Village Hall Training Room.

Chair: Stephanie M. Foster
Member: I. Gordon Anderson
Member: John J. Olvany

Staff: Emily Guynn

Golf Operations Committee

Meets at 8:30 am on the third Saturday of each month at the Wilmette Golf Club.

Chair: John J. Olvany
Member: Stephanie M. Foster
Member: Ryrie A. Pellaton

Staff: Steve Wilson

Parks & Recreation Committee

Meets at 6:30 pm on the third Monday of each month in the Park District Administrative Office.

Chair: Bryan C. Abbott
Member: Stephanie M. Foster
Member: John J. Olvany

Staff: Jerry Ulrich and Emily Guynn

Financial Planning & Policy Committee

Meets at 6:30 pm on the fourth Monday of each month in the Park District Administrative Office.

Chair: I. Gordon Anderson
Member: Bryan C. Abbott
Member: Ryrie A. Pellaton

Staff: Steve Holloway

Real Estate Committee

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Chair: Shelley S. Shelly
Member: Bryan C. Abbott
Member: I. Gordon Anderson

Staff: Steve Wilson

Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee

Meetings are scheduled as needed.

Member: Shelley S. Shelly
Member: Amy L. Wolfe

Staff: Steve Wilson