Executive Director Jeff Fougerousse Announces Retirement

July 2, 2024

Executive Director, Jeff Fougerousse, has announced his retirement from the Vernon Hills Park District, after 15 years of service to the district and over 40 years in the Parks and Recreation field. Jeff has been a dedicated leader and visionary for the Park District, significantly contributing to the community’s growth and development. He will retire before the end of this year.

Throughout Jeff’s tenure, his leadership, vision, and his unwavering commitment to the community have been instrumental in shaping the direction and success the District. His passion for the District’s mission has allowed Vernon Hills Park District to succeed in so many achievements and milestones under his guidance. His leadership has not only fostered growth but has also cultivated a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence that will continue to guide us in the years to come.

In Jeff’s words, “I have been so very fortunate and blessed to have worked with such amazing individuals over the last 40+ years. I thank every one of you! “

The Park Board of Commissioners is committed to finding a successor who will continue Jeff’s legacy of excellence. An executive search will be conducted with assistance from the Illinois Association of Park Districts. Further information regarding this process will be shared soon.

For more information or inquiries, please reach out to:

David Doerhoefer, Park Board President


Carol Sente, Park Board Vice President