Open Park Board Seats

There are two openings on the DeKalb Park District Park Board, each serving a four-year term, for the April 4, 2023, Consolidated Election! Petition filing is open December 12-19, 2022. Learn more in our Public Notice!

Board Meetings

**Special Board Meeting added Wednesday, October 19, 2022. at 6:30pm at the Hopkins Community Center

Board meetings will take place on the 4th Thursday of each month. All meetings (unless otherwise noted below) will start at 6 pm and will be held in the Hopkins Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL.

Notification of schedule changes will be made and posted. Agendas are published and posted on this website prior to Board Meetings. Once approved by the Park Board, minutes will be published and available on this website.

This schedule is subject to such changes as the Board of Commissioners of the DeKalb Park District shall determine and law shall allow. Notice of such changes shall be given as required by law. All such meetings shall be open to the public, except those meetings, or portions of meetings which the Board of Commissioners of the DeKalb Park District shall determine to be held in private and which the law shall allow to be held in private.

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the following is a list of regular Park Board Meeting dates for the 2023 fiscal year.

2022-2023 Meeting Dates 

March 24, 2022 October 27, 2022
April 28, 2022 November 17, 2022
May 26, 2022 December 8, 2022
June 23, 2022* CANCELED January 12, 2023
June 30, 2022 (special meeting)  January 19, 2023
July 28, 2022 (Ellwood Visitors Center) February 9, 2023
August 25, 2022 February 23, 2023
September 22, 2022

October 19, 2022 (Special Meeting)

 

2022 Meetings

Date Agendas Minutes Materials

January 8, 2022

(special meeting)

Agenda Minutes
January 20, 2022 Agenda Minutes  Packet
February 24, 2022 RESCHEDULED  Agenda
March 10, 2022 (Special Park Meeting)  Agenda

Minutes- Public Hearing

Minutes

Packet
March 24, 2022 Agenda Minutes Packet
April 28, 2022 Agenda Minutes Packet
May 26, 2022 Agenda Minutes Packet
June 30, 2022 Agenda  Minutes Packet 
July 28, 2022 Agenda Minutes Packet
August 25, 2022 Agenda Packet
September 22, 2022 Agenda Packet
October 19, 2022 (Special Meeting)

2021 Meetings

Date Agendas Minutes Materials
January 7, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
January 21, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices
February 4, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices
February 18, 2021 Minutes Packet
March 8, 2021 Agenda Minutes- Public Hearing
Minutes
Packet
March 18, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
March 31, 2021 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
April 1, 2021 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
April 7, 2021 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
April 23, 2021 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
June 10, 2021 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes Packet
June 17, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
July 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
August 19, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
September 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
September 28, 2021 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
November 18, 2021 Agenda Minutes Packet
December 9, 2021 Agenda

Public Hearing

Minutes

Packet

2020 Meetings

Date Agendas Minutes Materials
January 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices- Proposed Budget
Handout- Finance Powerpoint
January 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices
February 6, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
February 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices
February 25, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
March 4, 2020 Agenda Public Hearing
Minutes
Packet
March 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
May 7, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices- Midwest Mechanical
May 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices
June 18, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
July 16, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
July 28, 2020 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes Packet
August 13, 2020 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
August 20, 2020 - CANCELLED
September 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
September 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
October 1, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
October 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
November 5, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Hopkins Pool Presentation
Appendices- CIP
November 5, 2020 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices
Hopkins Pool- Additional
December 3, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices- CIP
Appendices- Master Plan
December 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes Packet
Hopkins Pool Report
Appendices

2019 Meetings

Date Agendas Minutes Materials
January 10, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Proposed Budget Document
Handouts
January 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
February 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
February 21, 2019 Agenda Public Hearing
Minutes
Packet
March 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
March 21, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
April 4, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
April 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
May 2, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
May 16, 2019 Agenda Public Hearing
Minutes
Packet
June 20, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
July 11, 2019 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
July 16, 2019 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes Packet
July 18, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
July 30, 2019 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
August 15, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Supplemental Material
Handouts
September 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handout
September 19, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Supplemental Material
September 25, 2019 (special meeting) CANCELLED Agenda
October 3, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Supplemental Material
Handouts
October 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes- Public Hearing
Minutes
Packet
Appendices
Handouts
Golf Operational Analysis
November 4, 2019 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes Packet
November 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
November 21, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices
December 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices 1
Appendices 2
Handouts
December 19, 2019 Agenda Minutes- Public Hearing
Minutes
Packet
Appendices-Golf Report
Appendices- Other

2018 Meetings

Date Agendas Minutes Materials
January 4, 2018 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes Packet
January 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
February 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
March 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
March 22, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
April 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
April 19, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
May 3, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
May 17, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
June 21, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
July 19, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
August 16, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
September 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
September 20, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
October 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
October 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
November 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
November 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Handouts
December 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
December 20, 2018 Agenda Minutes Packet
Appendices
Appendices-2
Handouts

For older Board Meeting Minutes, please visit the Archive.

Budgets & Financial Documents

Budget Documents

Budget and Appropriation Ordinances

Total Compensation Packages

Treasurer's Reports

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Annual Reports

IMRF Reports

Prevailing Wage

Updated prevailing wage rates can be found here.

      Park Board

      The DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners consists of five elected members who serve unsalaried 4 year terms. Park District Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month starting at 6:00 pm in the Hopkins Community Center.

      Patrick Fagan

      Patrick Fagan- President

      pfagan@dekalbparkdistrict.com

      Patrick Fagan brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the Park Board, having served on numerous community boards, including the Police Pension Board and being a former 4th Ward Alderman for the City of DeKalb. "My family has utilized DeKalb Park District in many ways, from swim instruction to baseball, basketball, golf, and the overall usage of the parks. I want to maintain the ability for future generations to have the same opportunities," says Patrick Fagan. "I believe that when people look at a community, they look at the park system along with schools and quality of life. Right now, with the business growth, we have so much potential of offering a better place to live."

      Dag Grada

      Dag Grada- Vice President

      dgrada@dekalbparkdistrict.com

      For many years, Dag Grada lived a split life. He spent summers in DeKalb, working his trade of sheet metal. Winters were spent in the Dominican Republic, working on the rivers and in the mountains, primarily in tourism. Marriage and children created a need for a more stable life and Dag settled down full-time in DeKalb with his wife Elizabeth and daughters Eleanor and Amelie. Dag is active in the sport of disc golf, not only as a player but as an advocate of responsible course design as well as an active volunteer on area projects.

      Gail Krmenec

      Gail A. Krmenec- Secretary

      gkrmenec@dekalbparkdistrict.com

      Gail A. Krmenec was elected to the Park Board in 2019. She believes that the Park District should provide residents the facilities, parks, and activities that are the best value for tax dollars while serving as a responsible steward of the District's land, facilities, and resources. She feels the community's quality of life is greatly influenced by the quality of the Park District.

      Gail brings a wealth of leadership, management, and outreach experience to the Board after her career with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, where she was twice awarded the Census Bureau's Bronze Medal, the highest recognition possible. She served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Illinois GIS Association. She was awarded the Dahlberg Distinguished Achievement Award by that organization and was also awarded the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award by Northern Illinois University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Gail holds two degrees in Geography: a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and a Master's degree from Northern Illinois University.

      Joel French

      Joel French- Treasurer

      jfrench@dekalbparkdistrict.com

      Joel French has been a police officer for more than 20 years and started Blue-Line Driving School in 2009. Joel earned a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Plattevile in 1999. Teaching and serving the community is his passion. He enjoys kayaking the Kishwaukee River, golfing at Buena Vista Golf Course, sledding at Hopkins Park, playing board games, and having family adventures. Joel is looking forward to working with the other Park Board Commissioners in order to improve the community, protect resources, and give everyone a voice

      Phil Young

      Phil Young- Commissioner

      pyoung@dekalbparkdistrict.com


      Phil Young has called DeKalb his home for the past four decades. After graduating from NIU in the early 1990's, he went to work in Chicago for Encyclopedia Britannica. After that, he returned to work for his alma mater. At NIU, Phil was a Research Associate and Cartographer, and taught several geography courses. He was also Project Manager for NIUs Geovisual Mapping Laboratory, where he received numerous research grants, awards, and government contracts during 30 years of service to the institution. Phil and his wife Dede have raised their three children in DeKalb. Today, he enjoys volunteering his time and energy to give back to the community. He believes that the DeKalb Park District is a great organization that supports many of the indoor and outdoor recreational needs of the community. Phil Young has served on the DeKalb Park District Board since 2009.

      Contact the Board

      To contact a board commissioner by regular mail, please send correspondence to:

      Board Commissioner's Name
      DeKalb Park District
      1403 Sycamore Rd.
      Dekalb IL 60115

      Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

      What is FOIA

      The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an Illinois state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure.

      Exemptions are described under 5 ILCS 140, Section 7 and Section 7.5. In addition, some records may be subject to confidentiality provisions imposed by other state or federal laws; the FOIA process for disclosure of information does not supersede these other applicable statutory and judicial mandates.

      The Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow a person to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions.

      How the Process Works

      After a FOIA Request submission is received, the FOIA Officer will respond within five (5) business days with the requested materials unless a request is denied or an extension is required. If a request is denied, partially denied, or an extension is required, then the requesting party will be notified in writing. If a request is denied, there is an appeals process. Please be sure to retain a copy of your request, if you need to file a review as you will need to submit a copy of your request.

      You may opt to inspect original documents at the DeKalb Park District's Administrative Office at 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 or you may request copies. Freedom of Information requests are accepted by personal delivery, mail, email or oral request to the FOIA Officer at the Dekalb Park District Administrative Office, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115.

      The Freedom of Information Officer will make a response to the requesting party within five working days of receipt, unless an extended time period is required. Requests will be responded to in writing and available for pick up at the Administrative Office. There is a $0.15 charge for each copy made over 50 pages. When you submit a FOIA request, your information becomes public record and your request may be posted online.

      HOW TO SUBMIT A FOIA REQUEST

      DeKalb Community Pool Advisory Committee

      Meeting Agendas/Minutes 

      May 5, 2022

      Agenda

      Packet

      Minutes
      June 2, 2022

      Agenda

      Packet

      Minutes
      July 14, 2022

      Agenda

      Packet

      Minutes
      August 4, 2022

      Agenda

      Packet

      September 8, 2022 (CANCELLED)

      Agenda

      Packet


      Golf Advisory Committee

      Meeting Agendas/Minutes

      February 23, 2022

      Agenda

      PowerPoint Presentation

      Minutes
      November 13, 2019 Agenda Minutes
      November 20, 2019 Agenda
      Marketing Presentation
      Minutes
      November 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
      December 4, 2019 Agenda Minutes
      December 11, 2019 Agenda Minutes
      December 16, 2019 Agenda Minutes
      February 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes
      June 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes
      November 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes

      Strategic Planning Committee

      Meeting Agendas/Minutes

      November 29, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      December 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      January 31, 2018 Agenda Minutes
      February 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
      March 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes
      July 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes
      August 2, 2018 Agenda Minutes
      February 7, 2019 Agenda Minutes
      April 4, 2019 Agenda Minutes

      Trails & Trees Committee

      Meeting Agendas/Minutes

      July 26, 2013 Minutes
      November 8, 2013 Minutes
      November 13, 2013 Minutes
      December 18, 2013 Minutes
      February 6, 2015 Minutes
      January 20, 2016 Agenda

      Pool Consideration Committee

      Meeting Minutes

      October 23, 2013 Minutes
      November 4, 2013 Minutes
      November 18, 2013 Minutes
      December 2, 2013 Minutes
      December 16, 2013 Minutes
      February 3, 2014 Minutes
      March 3, 2014 Minutes
      April 7, 2014 Minutes
      April 21, 2014 Minutes

      Board Meeting Minutes Archive

      2017 Meetings

      Date Agendas Minutes
      January 5, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      January 11, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      January 18, 2017 *rescheduled to Wednesday
      Agenda Minutes
      January 31, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      February 6, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      February 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      February 27, 2017 (4pm special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      February 27, 2017 (7pm special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      March 3, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      March 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      April 5, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      April 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      May 18, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      June 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      July 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      August 7, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      August 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      September 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      October 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      November 9, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      November 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
      December 7, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      December 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes

      2016 Meetings

      Date Agendas Minutes
      January 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      February 4, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      February 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      February 24, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      March 2, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      March 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      April 7, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      April 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      May 5, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      May 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      June 10, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda (cancelled)
      June 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      June 24, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      July 14, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      July 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      August 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      September 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      October 3, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      October 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      November 14, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      November 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      December 1, 2016 Agenda Minutes
      December 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes

      2015 Meetings

      Date Agendas Minutes
      January 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      January 28, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      February 12, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      March 19, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      April 16, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      May 21, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      June 18, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      June 22, 2015 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      July 20, 2015 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      August 20, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      September 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      October 5, 2015 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      October 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      October 22, 2015 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      November 6, 2015 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      November 19, 2015 Agenda Minutes
      December 8, 2015 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      December 11, 2015 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
      December 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes

      2014 Meetings

      Date Minutes
      January 9, 2014 Minutes
      January 29, 2014 (special meeting) Minutes
      February 13, 2014 Minutes
      March 13, 2014 Minutes
      March 31, 2014 (special meeting) Minutes
      April 2, 2014 (special meeting) Minutes
      April 4, 2014 (special meeting) Minutes
      April 10, 2014 Minutes
      April 25 - May 3, 2014 (special meetings) Minutes
      May 8, 2014 Minutes
      May 28, 2014 (special meeting) Minutes
      June 12, 2014 Minutes
      July 10, 2014 Minutes
      August 14, 2014 Minutes
      September 11, 2014 Minutes
      September 19, 2014 (special meeting) Minutes
      October 9, 2014 Minutes
      November 7, 2014 (special meeting) Minutes
      November 13, 2014 Minutes
      December 11, 2014 Minutes
      December 30, 2014 (special meeting) Minutes

      2013 Meetings

      Date Minutes
      January 9 Minutes
      January 16 (special meeting) Minutes
      February 4 Minutes
      February 7 Minutes
      March 21 Minutes
      April 11 Minutes
      May 9 Minutes
      June 13 Minutes
      June 21 (special meeting) Minutes
      July 11 Minutes
      July 18 (special meeting) Minutes
      August 8 Minutes
      August 21 (special meeting) Minutes
      August 28 (special meeting) Minutes
      September 12 Minutes
      October 9 (special meeting) Minutes
      October 10 Minutes
      November 6 (special meeting) Minutes
      November 14 Minutes
      November 25 (special meeting) Minutes
      December 3 (special meeting) Minutes
      December 12 Minutes

      2012 Meetings

      Date Minutes
      January 12 Minutes
      January 19 (special meeting) Minutes
      February 9 Minutes
      March 15 (special meeting) Minutes
      March 22 Minutes
      April 9 (special meeting) Minutes
      April 12 Minutes
      May 7 (special meeting) Minutes
      May 10 Minutes
      June 4 (special meeting) Minutes
      June 14 Minutes
      July 12 Minutes
      August 13 (special meeting) Minutes
      August 16 Minutes
      September 10 (special meeting) Minutes
      September 13 Minutes
      October 11 Minutes
      November 8 Minutes
      December 6 (special meeting) Minutes
      December 13 Minutes

      2011 Meetings

      Date Minutes
      January 12 Minutes
      February 9 Minutes
      March 10 Minutes
      April 14 Minutes
      May 12 Minutes
      June 9 Minutes
      July 14 Minutes
      August 11 Minutes
      September 8 Minutes
      October 3 (special meeting) Minutes
      October 13 Minutes
      November 10 Minutes
      December 6 Minutes
      December 15 (special meeting) Minutes