David Doerhoefer, President
Term Expires: 2023
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.
James Ballowe, Vice President
Term expires: 2021
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.
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Cindy Kessler, Commissioner
Term Expires: 2019
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.
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Mike Meline, Commissioner
Term Expires: 2021
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.
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Bruce Robbins, Commissioner
Term Expires: 2023
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.
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