Vernon Hills Park District
Vernon Hills Park District
Vernon Hills
Park District
Addressing the lifelong leisure needs of all Vernon Hills residents

Park Board

DavidDoerhoefer

David Doerhoefer, President

Term Expires: 2017

David's Bio

David Doerhoefer, a Vernon Hills resident since 1989, was elected to the Park Board in 2005.  As an involved community member, David has served on various Vernon Hills High School Parent committees, was a room parent for six years at Hawthorn Elementary School, athletic coach for the Park District’s basketball, baseball and softball programs, the GLSA soccer program, currently coaches Vernon Hills High School softball and Stingers travel fast pitch program and is employed with Grainger.

David’s passion for recreation and athletics led him to the position on the Park Board.  He wanted to give back to the community by providing his leadership and volunteering his time toward the stewardship of the environment in the Vernon Hills community.  In 2013, David was awarded the Vernon Hills “Person of the Year” award. In 2010, David was recognized by the Illinois Association of Park Districts with the “Rising Star Award”, an award given to Park Board members with less than 10 years experience who exemplify outstanding effort in the Parks and Recreation field.

 

David resides in Vernon Hills with his wife of 28 years, Joyce, with their two children Sara, teaching in Overland Park, Kansas and Eric attending the University of Missouri.  In David’s spare time, he enjoys golfing, coaching kids, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

 
Contact David by emailing him at ddoerhoefer@vhparkdistrict.org

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Cindy Kessler, Vice-President

Term Expires: 2019

Cindy's Bio

Cindy Kessler, a Vernon Hills resident since 1989, was appointed to the Park Board in 2009.  As an involved community member, Cindy has volunteered through the years at Hawthorn Elementary school and Vernon Hills High School.  She has been a coach for the Park District and has taught classes at her church.

Cindy chose to become involved with the Park Board because she enjoys health and fitness.  She also wanted to become a member of a group that can make a difference in the community.

Cindy resides in Vernon Hills with her husband of 22 years, Steve, and their two children Mason and Duncan.  In Cindy’s spare time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, canoeing, and working out.

Contact Cindy by emailing her at ckessler@vhparkdistrict.org

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James Ballowe, Commissioner

Term expires: 2021

James' Bio
Jim Ballowe, a Vernon Hills resident since 1991, was elected to the Park Board in 2009.  As an involved community member, Jim currently serves on the Vernon Hills Planning and Zoning Board.  Jim is employed with the Lake County Forest Preserve.

Jim became involved with the Park Board because many of his responsibilities at the Forest Preserve mirror the Park District’s mission.  He believed that his business experience in the field would be an added value to the Park District.

Jim resides in Vernon Hills with his two children, Ashley and Trent.  In Jim’s spare time, he enjoys golfing.

Contact Jim by emailing him at jballowe@vhparkdistrict.org

Mike Meline, Commissioner

Term Expires: 2021

Mike's Bio
Mike has been a resident of Vernon Hills since 2000.  He has been an active member of the community since he moved to Lake County in 1991.  He’s a Vernon Hills Lion, former President of the Lake County Association of Realtors, former Governor of the Civic Center Foundation of Libertyville, and has served on committees ranging from the Vernon Hills 4th of July Parade Committee to the Hawthorn Student Assistance Program.  He has coached T-ball, softball, soccer & basketball.

Mike got involved with the Park District for the same reason he has always tried to be involved with his community.  His parents taught him that “everyone needs to take a turn at the wheel”.

Mike lives in the Deerpath neighborhood with his wife, Sara and two daughters, Megan and Dana and enjoys spending his free time playing basketball, squash and watching his daughters grow up.

Contact Mike by emailing him at mmeline@vhparkdistrict.org

Bruce Robbins, Commissioner

Term Expires: 2017

Bruce's Bio
Bruce Robbins, a Vernon Hills resident since 2007, was appointed to the Park Board in 2009.  As an involved community member, Bruce is Chairman of the Behavioral Committee on the Illinois CPA Society Ethics Committee, Director of his Condominium Board, and a board member of the Deerfield District 109 Education Foundation.

Bruce chose to become involved with the Park Board because he wanted to serve his community.

Bruce resides in Vernon Hills with his wife of 32 years, Sandra. Bruce has three adult children; Joel, Lauren, and Jordan.  In Bruce’s spare time, he enjoys tennis, running and cheering on the White Sox.

Contact Bruce by emailing him at brobbins@vhparkdistrict.org

Resident Guide to Park Board Meetings

Park Board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, unless otherwise posted. Special Meetings may be called with a minimum of 48 hours public notice.  Emergency meetings may be called at any time, as needed.

We recommend that you check the website or call 847-996-6800 to confirm dates/times for the most current meeting agenda. Meetings are open to the public, and residents are invited to share their comments during the designated Resident Comment period.

Click here to view the most recent board meeting.

To view past board meetings, please click here.

 

Upcoming Meeting Date & Agenda

The next Vernon Hills Park District Park Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm. This meeting will be held at the Sullivan Community Center. The agenda will be posted at the District’s facilities at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

March 23 Regular Meeting Agenda
March 23 Special Meeting Agenda

 

 

Park Board Meeting Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of the Vernon Hills Park District, Lake County, Illinois, takes place the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, Illinois, unless otherwise posted.

Minutes are taken at each Board Meeting and then reviewed and approved at the following Board Meeting. A copy of the minutes for Park Board meetings can be obtained by contacting the Vernon Hills Park District administrative office at 847-996-6806, or by clicking on the appropriate link below.

 

2017

26 January

3 January (Joint Meeting)
10 January (Joint Meeting)

2016

15 December
15 December (Special Meeting)
17 November

27 October
22 September
25 August

21 July
11 July (Special Meeting)
23 June
26 May
12 May (Special Meeting)
28 April
31 March (Special Meeting)
24 March (Special Meeting)
24 March
25 February (Special Meeting)
25 February
11 February (Special Meeting)
21 January
21 January (Special Meeting)

Past Meeting Minutes

2015

December 17
December 3 (Special Meeting)
November 19
October 22
September 24
August 27
July 23

June 25

June 25 (Special Meeting)
May 28

May 28 (Special Meeting)
April 23

April 16 (Special Meeting)
March 19

February 26 (Special Meeting)

February 26
January 29

2014

January 16, 2014 (Special Meeting)
January 16, 2014
February 27, 2014 (Special Meeting)
February 27, 2014
March 20, 2014 (Special Meeting)
March 20, 2014
April 24, 2014
May 2014 Special  Meeting
May 22, 2014
June 26, 2014
July 24, 2014
August 28, 2014
September 18, 2014
October 23, 2014
November 13, 2014 (Special Meeting)
November 20, 2014
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014 (Special Meeting)

2013

January 14, 2013 (Special Meeting)
January 17, 2013
February 13, 2013 (Special Meeting)
February 28, 2013
March 21, 2013
April 11, 2013 (Special Meeting)
April 25, 2013 (Special Meeting)
April 25, 2013
May 9, 2013 (Special Meeting)
May 14, 2013 (Liaison Meeting)
May 23, 2013
June 7, 2013 (Special Meeting)
June 27, 2013
July 25, 2013
August 22, 2013
August 29, 2013 (Special Meeting)
September 26, 2013
October 5, 2013 (Neighborhood Meeting)
October 24, 2013
November 21, 2013
December 19, 2013 (Special Meeting)
December 19, 2013

2012

January 19, 2012
February 8, 2012 (Special Meeting)
February 16, 2012 (Special Meeting)
February 23, 2012
March 22, 2012
March 22, 2012 (Special Meeting)
April 26, 2012
May 10, 2012 (Special Meeting)
May 24, 2012
June 28, 2012
July 26, 2012
August 23, 2012
August 23, 2012 (Special Meeting)
September 27, 2012
September 27, 2012 (Special Meeting)
September 27, 2012 (Special Meeting #2)
October 4, 2012 (Special Meeting)
October 22, 2012 (Special Meeting)
October 23, 2012 (Special Meeting)
October 25, 2012
October 25, 2012 (Special Meeting)
November 8, 2012 (Special Meeting)
November 13, 2012 (Special Meeting)
November 13, 2012 (Special Joint Meeting with the Village)
November 15, 2012
December 5, 2012 (Special Meeting)
December 12, 2012 (Special Meeting)
December 12, 2012 (Liaison Meeting)
December 20, 2012
December 20, 2012 (Special Meeting)

2011

December 15, 2011
December 16, 2011 (Special Meeting)
November 17, 2011
October 27, 2011
September 22, 2011
August 25, 2011
August 22, 2011 (Special Meeting)
July 27, 2011
June 23, 2011 (Special Meeting)
June 23, 2011
May 26, 2011 (Special Meeting)
May 26, 2011
May 12, 2011 (Special Meeting)
April 21, 2011
March 24, 2011
March 24, 2011 (Special Meeting)
February 24, 2011
February 17, 2011 (Special Meeting)
January 20, 2011

2010

December 16, 2010 (Special Meeting)
December 16, 2010
December 2, 2010 (Special Meeting)
November 18, 2010
October 21, 2010
September 23, 2010
August 26, 2010
August 10, 2010 (Special Meeting)
August 5, 2010 (Special Meeting)
July 28, 2010
June 24, 2010
May 27, 2010
May 6, 2010 (Special Meeting)
April 22, 2010
April 14, 2010 (Special Meeting)
March 25, 2010
March 25, 2010 (Special Meeting)
February 25, 2010
February 18, 2010 (Special Meeting) 
January 21, 2010

2009

December 17, 2009
December 17, 2009 (Special Meeting)
November 25, 2009 (Special Meeting)
November 19, 2009
November 17, 2009 (Special Meeting)
October 22, 2009
October 10, 2009 (Special Meeting)
October 1, 2009 (Special Meeting)
September 24, 2009
September 17, 2009 (Special Meeting)
September 16, 2009 (Special Meeting)
August 27, 2009
July 22, 2009
June 25, 2009
June 17, 2009 (Special Meeting)
June 4, 2009 (Special Meeting)
May 28, 2009
May 14, 2009 (Special Meeting)
May 7, 2009 (Special Meeting)
April 23, 2009
March 26, 2009
March 10, 2009 (Special Meeting)
February 26, 2009
February 3, 2009 (Special Meeting)
January 22, 2009
January 6, 2009 (Special Meeting)

2008

December 18, 2008
December 10, 2008 (Special Meeting)
November 20, 2008
November 19, 2008 (Special Meeting)
October 22, 2008
October 22, 2008 (Special Meeting)
September 17, 2008
August 28, 2008
July 31, 2008
July 31, 2008 (Special Meeting)
June 26, 2008
June 9, 2008 (Special Meeting)
May 22, 2008
April 24, 2008 (Special Meeting)
April 24, 2008
March 27, 2008
February 28, 2008
January 31, 2008
January 17, 2008 (Special Meeting)