Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Heather Weishaar, Outreach Director, 708-588-2282


Election Results Announced for Illinois Park & Recreation Association 
2021 Board of Directors and Section Leadership Positions


La Grange – The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) is pleased to announce the election results for the At-Large Representative position with the IPRA Board of Directors, as well as numerous leadership positions within the Section Boards. Congratulations to the following candidates:

IPRA Board of Directors

At-Large Representative: Keith Wallace, Lincolnway SRA

IPRA Section Board Positions

Administration & Finance Section Treasurer: Maureen Nugent, Plainfield Park District
Administration & Finance Section At-Large Representative: Sue Rini, Carol Stream Park District

Communications & Marketing Section Director-Elect: Marlon Rodas, Wilmette Park District
Communications & Marketing Section Membership Council Representative: Deanna Angelini Johann, Gurnee Park District

Diversity Section Treasurer: Kendall Parrott
Diversity Section At-Large Representative: Mark Burrage, Dundee Township Park District

Facility Management Section Treasurer: Dave Littwin, Lombard Park District
Facility Management Section At-Large Representative: Lacy Velasquez, Vernon Hills Park District

Park & Natural Resource Management Section Director-Elect: Shane Hamilton, Carol Stream Park District
Park & Natural Resource Management Section Treasurer: Christopher Pollack, Woodridge Park District

Recreation Section Director-Elect: Mary Liz Jayne, Lisle Park District

Therapeutic Recreation Section Director-Elect: Lauren Jevaney, NWSRA
Therapeutic Recreation Section Treasurer: Mike Selep, Northern Will County Special Recreation Assn.


‘On behalf of IPRA, we are thrilled to congratulate each of these leaders on their election and look forward to working with them to serve our members and our mission.’ – Debbie Trueblood, IPRA Executive Director. 

All elected members will be sworn in during the IPRA Annual Business Meeting, held January 28, 2021 during the 2021 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Virtual Conference. 

Established in 1944, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s mission is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois Park, recreation, and conservation communities. For more information about IPRA, its board and mission, please call us or visit the IPRA website: www.ILipra.org