Vacant Park Board Seat

Are you a DeKalb Park District resident passionate about parks and community development? The DeKalb Park District is seeking a new member to join the Park Board of Commissioners! If you're interested in making a positive impact, click the link below for more information, read the announcement, and submit your board seat application by May 25.   

Board Seat Application

Board Meetings

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 2025 fiscal year(March 1, 2024-February 28, 2025).

Fiscal Year 2025 Meeting Dates 

Dates:
March 28, 2024 October 24, 2024
April 25, 2024 November 21, 2024
May 23, 2024 December 5, 2024
June 27, 2024 January 9, 2025
July 25, 2024 January 16, 2025
August 22, 2024 February 6, 2025
September 26, 2024 February 27, 2025


2024 Meetings

Date Agenda Minutes Materials
January 13, 2024 (CANCELED)
January 18, 2024 Agenda Minutes

Packet

Hopkins Pool Presentation

FY25 Budget Presentation

FY25 Capital Projects

February 8, 2024 (CANCELED)
February 22, 2024 Agenda Minutes

Packet

Hopkins Pool Presentation

March 6, 2024 (Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2024 (Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes
March 28, 2024 Agenda  Minutes

Packet

Hopkins Pool Presentation

April 25, 2024 Agenda

Packet

May 8, 2024 (Special Meeting) Agenda

May 9, 2024 (Special Meeting) Agenda


2023 Meetings

Date Agenda Minutes Materials
January 14, 2023 Agenda Minutes
January 19, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
February 23, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
March 23, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
April 27, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
May 25, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
June 22, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
July 27, 2023 Agenda  Minutes Packet 
August 24, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
September 28, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
October 26, 2023 Agenda Minutes Packet
November 16, 2023 Agenda Minutes

Packet

Hopkins Pool Infrastructure Concepts

FY25 Fee PowerPoint

December 7, 2023 Agenda Minutes

Packet

Hopkins Pool Concepts


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 Minutes Packet
September 22, 2022 Agenda Minutes

Packet

Pool PowerPoint

October 19, 2022 (Special Meeting) Agenda Minutes

Pool PowerPoint

October 27, 2022 Agenda Minutes

Packet

November 17, 2022 Agenda Minutes

Packet

December 8, 2022 Agenda Minutes

Packet

Budgets & Financial Documents

Budget Documents

Budget and Appropriation Ordinances

Total Compensation Packages

Treasurer's Reports

Annual Comprehensive 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.

      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.

      David Castro- Treasurer

      dcastro@dekalbparkdistrict.com

      A chemist by training, now a Research and Development manager, and an avid recreational swimmer, David Castro looks forward to working with everyone in the community. After living in DeKalb for about two decades, David joins the DeKalb Park District Commission with the deep conviction that parks and recreational programs significantly impact the quality of life of its residents. "Walking and biking trails, a swimming pool, baseball and basketball leagues, and pickleball are just some activities that put us in contact with our neighbors. We even have a museum (Ellwood House Museum) that showcases the local history and connects us with multiple visitors from outside our area." David believes it is up to us to capitalize on the ongoing transformations in the city of DeKalb and build a bright future.  

      Brian Tobin- Commissioner

      btobin@dekalbparkdistrict.com

      Brian Tobin has three decades of active involvement in DeKalb Park District programs as a participant, coach, and spectator. As a long-time resident, he has personally experienced the benefits of accessible parks and programs. Brian has actively participated in various recreational opportunities. His family, Alicia and Nolan, have participated in fastpitch softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, and dance. With his experience and firsthand knowledge of past and existing programs, Brian hopes to preserve and enhance the District for future generations.

      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 
      Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
      May 5, 2022

      Agenda

      Packet

      Minutes
      June 2, 2022

      Agenda

      Packet

      Minutes
      July 14, 2022

      Agenda

      Packet

      Minutes
      August 4, 2022

      Agenda

      Packet

      Minutes
      September 8, 2022 (CANCELLED)

      Agenda

      Packet


      Golf Advisory Committee

      Meeting Agendas/Minutes
      Meeting Date Agenda 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 Minutes
      February 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes
      June 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes
      November 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes

      Strategic Planning Committee

      Meeting Agendas/Minutes
      Meeting Date Agenda 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
      Meeting Date Agenda 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 Agendas/Minutes
      Meeting Date Agenda 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

      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.

      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