Board of Commissioners
The Decatur Park Board of Commissioners welcomes your comments and suggestions. To email board members or staff, please click on the names below.
|Bob Brilley II||Commissioner|
|Cindy Deadrick-Wolfer ill||Commissioner|
|William L. Clevenger||Executive Director|
|Rick Anderson||Director of Golf|
|Jill Applebee||Foundation Director|
|Joe Attwood||Director of Airport|
|Kevin Brewer||Food and Beverage Manager|
|Rodney Buhr||Chief Financial Officer|
|Mandy Childress||Freedom of Information Officer|
|Jamie Davis||DISC Manager|
|Lisa Gillen||Director of Marketing|
|Jim Kiefer||Director of Operations|
|Cliff Kretsinger||Chief of Park Rangers|
|Becky Newton||Director of Recreation & Facilities|
|Kristi Orrick||Human Resources Manager|
|Ryan Raleigh||Risk Manager|
|Dave Webster tot||Director of Scovill Zoo|
The mission of the Decatur Park District is to enrich the community’s quality of life and economic vitality by providing outstanding parks, programs, facilities, and recreational opportunities.
Our vision is to be a park district of excellence that enhances our community’s growth, prosperity, and quality of life.
Our values include integrity, sustainability, service, partnership, and safety.
To fulfill our mission to enrich the community’s quality of life and economic vitality by providing outstanding parks, programs, facilities, and recreational opportunities, the Decatur Park District has established the following goals:
Integrity: Execute our duties ethically, with honesty and sincerity.
Sustainability: Maintain efficient and effective use of financial, human, and environmental resources to ensure the long-term viability of the District.
Service: Provide outstanding service to our entire community.
Partnering: Collaborate with citizens, governmental entities, and private businesses to maximize community resources.
Safety: Establish a safety awareness that is in the best interest of our visitors, employees, and facilities.
To view the Decatur Park District’s Organizational Chart, please click the link below.
Decatur Park District Organizational Chart
The Decatur Park District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or handicap in admission to, or treatment, or employment, in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and the U.S. Constitution. The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer is responsible for compliance and may be reached at 422-5911.
The Decatur Park District is concerned for the safety of visitors to our parks and facilities and strives to ensure that playground equipment, park grounds, and all facilities remain in excellent condition. Please help us in this effort. Follow safety rules posted at park sites and note age designations for appropriate use of playground equipment. If you see or hear of vandalism to park property, find broken playground equipment, or discover anything else you consider hazardous, please call the Park District at 422-5911.
While the Park District is committed to conducting recreation programs and activities in the safest manner possible, an inherent risk of injury exists with any recreational activity. The Decatur Park District continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow rules and instructions that have been designed to protect their safety. The Decatur Park District does not carry medical accident insurance for injuries sustained on its property or in its programs as the cost of such insurance would make program fees cost-prohibitive.
The following guidelines have been developed to help make Decatur Park District programs safe and enjoyable for all. The Park District reserves the right to develop additional rules for programs and athletic leagues as deemed necessary by staff and the Park Board of Commissioners. Participants are asked to:
The Decatur Park District is the focal point for parks, recreation, and aviation activity in the greater Decatur area. The District operates 2,000 acres of park land, an indoor sports center, regional airport, three golf courses, softball, soccer and tennis complexes, athletic fields, a community aquatic center, AZA-accredited zoo, equestrian center, and a banquet, food & beverage business. The Decatur Park District strives to enrich the lives of all in our community and continues to earn honors for its partnerships and service excellence.
In 2000, the Decatur Park District was an NRPA Gold Medal Finalist and recipient of the Great Lakes Region Partnership Award. Decatur has also been recognized as an IAPD/IPRA Distinguished Agency since 1999.
In 2010, the District proudly received two IAPD “Best of the Best” Awards, including the Illinois Arts Alliance “Arts in the Park” award and “Best Friend of Illinois Parks – Large Business: Tate & Lyle.” In 2012, Decatur Park District earned the IAPD “Best Friend of Illinois Parks – Large Business” for its partnership with Decatur Memorial Hospital and an “Intergovernmental Cooperation Award” for its collaboration with Decatur Public School District #61. At the IAPD conference in January 2013, Park Board President Chris Riley was named Commissioner of the Year.
Scovill Zoo earned re-accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 2011. Finally, the District’s cultural arts programs have won the NRPA Dottie Mullen Award for Arts & Humanities twice – something never before achieved by a park district.