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Commissioner Reid elected to board of state park association

(2.1.19) Mike Reid, vice president of the Skokie Park District Board of Commissioners, was recently elected to the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ (IAPD) Board of Trustees.

As one of 19 IAPD trustees, Reid will assist the association with its mission of advancing Illinois park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special recreation agencies in their ability to preserve natural resources and improve the quality of life for all people in Illinois. He will help advise the association in providing service, research, advocacy, public awareness and educational programs to its membership of hundreds of park, recreation and conservation agencies and nearly 100 affiliated business partners.

“Mike’s leadership abilities and his commitment to good governance will add immeasurably to the IAPD Board of Trustees as it carries out its strategic initiatives on behalf of park districts statewide.” said Peter Murphy, IAPD president and CEO.

Reid was elected to the Skokie Park District board in 2005 and has served for several years as both its president and vice president.

IAPD was established in 1928 and is the oldest state association for parks, recreation and conservation in America.