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Board Meetings

All regular meetings typically start with a Study Session that begins at 6pm and the regular meeting which begins at 7pm. Board meetings are held in the Ellwood House Visitor Center "Hearthside Room", 509 N. 1st Street, DeKalb, IL. Notification of schedule changes will be made and posted. Agendas are published and posted on this website prior to Board Meetings. Once approved by the Park Board, minutes will be published and available on this website.

This schedule is subject to such changes as the Board of Commissioners of the DeKalb Park District shall determine and law shall allow. Notice of such changes shall be given as required by law. All such meetings shall be open to the public, except those meetings, or portions of meetings which the Board of Commissioners of the DeKalb Park District shall determine to be held in private and which the law shall allow to be held in private.

In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the following is a list of regular Park Board Meeting dates for the 2017 fiscal year.

2017 Meetings

Date Agendas Minutes
January 5, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
January 11, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
January 18, 2017 *rescheduled to Wednesday
Agenda
Minutes
January 31, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
February 6, 2017 (special meeting) Agenda
February 16, 2017 Agenda

2016 Meetings

Date Agendas Minutes
January 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 4, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 24, 2106 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
March 2, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
March 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 7, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
April 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 5, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
May 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda (cancelled)
June 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes
June 24, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
July 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes
August 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 3, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
October 20, 2016 Agenda
Minutes
November 14, 2016 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
November 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 1, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 15, 2016 Agenda
Minutes

2015 Meetings

Date Agendas Minutes
January 8 Agenda Minutes
January 28 Agenda Minutes
February 12 Agenda Minutes
March 19 Agenda Minutes
April 16 Agenda
Minutes
May 21 Agenda
Minutes
June 18 Agenda
Minutes
June 22 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
July 20 (special meeting)
Agenda
Minutes
August 20 Agenda
Minutes
September 17 Agenda
Minutes
October 5 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
October 15 Agenda
Minutes
October 22 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
November 6 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
November 19 Agenda Minutes
December 8 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
December 11 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
December 17 Agenda Minutes

2014 Meetings

Date Minutes
January 9 Minutes
January 29 (special meeting) Minutes
February 13
Minutes
March 13 Minutes
March 31 (special meeting) Minutes
April 2 (special meeting) Minutes
April 4 (special meeting) Minutes
April 10 Minutes
April 25 - May 3 (special meetings) Minutes
May 8 Minutes
May 28 (special meeting) Minutes
June 12 Minutes
July 10 Minutes
August 14 Minutes
September 11 Minutes
September 19 (special meeting) Minutes
October 9 Minutes
November 7 (special meeting) Minutes
November 13 Minutes
December 11 Minutes
December 30 (special meeting) Minutes

For older Board Meeting Minutes, please visit the Archive.

Budgets & Financial Documents

Budgets and Appropriations

Total Compensation Packages

Treasurer's Reports

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Park Board

The DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners consists of five elected members who serve unsalaried 6 year terms. Park District Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month starting at 7:00 pm in the Hopkins Community Center.

Phil Young

Phil Young - President

pyoung@dekalbparkdistrict.com

Phil Young grew up in rural Southern Wisconsin. In the mid-eighties he moved to DeKalb to study Geography at NIU. After receiving his degree, he went to work in Chicago for Encyclopedia Britannica and worked on various forms of digital map production. In the early-nineties he returned to work for his alma mater. While working at NIU, he earned a Master's in Technology with an emphasis in Project Management and Supervisory Training. Phil and his wife Deirdre have three children, Emma, Holly and Laura. He has called DeKalb County his home for the past three decades and enjoys volunteering his time and energy to give back to the community.

Dean Holiday

Dean Holliday - Vice President

dholliday@dekalbparkdistrict.com

Dean Holliday was born and raised in DeKalb. After high school, Dean honorably served four years in the U.S. Navy after which he joined the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 612. He worked five years as an apprentice before becoming a licensed plumber. After four years in a position at the Byron Nuclear Plant, Dean went to work with the NIU Plumbing Department, from which he retired. As an active member in the Local 612 Union, Dean was elected and served as Union President and Business Manager during his career. Dean and his wife Connie have three sons, Steven, Jeffrey, and David. He enjoys spending time on the golf course and is an avid fan of NIU Athletics. As a lifelong resident, Dean cares deeply for his community and strives to help make DeKalb a great town to live.

Keith Nyquist

Keith Nyquist - Secretary

knyquist@dekalbparkdistrict.com

Keith Nyquist first moved to DeKalb in 1985, graduated from NIU with a degree in English, and now teaches business communication at NIU's Department of Management. He enjoys birdwatching at Prairie Park with his wife Pattie and listening to every kind of music from opera to indie rock. As an undergraduate, he began working summers at the Park District maintaining the softball and baseball diamonds and laying out the soccer fields at Kiwanis Park. He believes that the District's many parks and programs play a vital role in making DeKalb a great place to live.


Treasurer (vacant)

Dag Grada

Dag Grada - Commissioner

dgrada@dekalbparkdistrict.com

For many years, Dag Grada lived a split life. He spent summers in DeKalb, working his trade of sheet metal. Winters were spent in the Dominican Republic, working on the rivers and in the mountains, primarily in tourism. Marriage and children created a need for a more stable life and Dag settled down full-time in DeKalb with his wife Elizabeth and daughters Eleanor and Amelie. Dag is active in the sport of disc golf, not only as a player but as an advocate of responsible course design as well as an active volunteer on area projects.

Contact the Board

To contact a board commissioner by regular mail, please send correspondence to:

Board Commissioner's Name
DeKalb Park District
1403 Sycamore Rd.
Dekalb IL 60115

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an Illinois state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure.

As of January 1, 2010, changes to the Freedom of Information Act went into effect. Please note the following:

  • The new law changes the time for response to five business days. An extension of five business days is permitted under various circumstances.
  • Those submitting a request for a commercial purpose must identify that purpose or be subject to statutory penalties. The Park District then has a reasonable period (up to 21 days) considering the size and complexity of the request to comply.
  • The request must be submitted in writing, although the use of a particular form is no longer required.
  • Records requested may be examined in person or copies made. There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a 15 cent per page charge.

The DeKalb Park District has appointed a FOIA Officer to provide public records as expeditiously and efficiently as possible under the law. The District's FOIA Officer is Ryan Lindeman, Graduate Management Analyst.

HOW TO SUBMIT A FOIA REQUEST

GENERAL LISTING OF AVAILABLE RECORDS

PROFILE OF THE DEKALB PARK DISTRICT

Reports

Board Meeting Minutes Archive

2013 Meetings

Date Minutes
January 9 Minutes
January 16 (special meeting) Minutes
February 4 Minutes
February 7
Minutes
March 21 Minutes
April 11 Minutes
May 9 Minutes
June 13 Minutes
June 21 (special meeting) Minutes
July 11 Minutes
July 18 (special meeting)
Minutes
August 8 Minutes
August 21 (special meeting) Minutes
August 28 (special meeting)
Minutes
September 12 Minutes
October 9 (special meeting) Minutes
October 10 Minutes
November 6 (special meeting) Minutes
November 14 Minutes
November 25 (special meeting) Minutes
December 3 (special meeting) Minutes
December 12 Minutes

2012 Meetings

Date Minutes
January 12 Minutes
January 19 (special meeting) Minutes
February 9 Minutes
March 15 (special meeting) Minutes
March 22 Minutes
April 9 (special meeting) Minutes
April 12 Minutes
May 7 (special meeting) Minutes
May 10 Minutes
June 4 (special meeting) Minutes
June 14 Minutes
July 12 Minutes
August 13 (special meeting) Minutes
August 16 Minutes
September 10 (special meeting) Minutes
September 13 Minutes
October 11 Minutes
November 8 Minutes
December 6 (special meeting) Minutes
December 13 Minutes

2011 Meetings

Date Minutes
January 12 Minutes
February 9 Minutes
March 10 Minutes
April 14 Minutes
May 12 Minutes
June 9 Minutes
July 14 Minutes
August 11 Minutes
September 8 Minutes
October 3 (special meeting) Minutes
October 13 Minutes
November 10 Minutes
December 6 Minutes
December 15 (special meeting) Minutes

Trails & Trees Committee

Meeting Agendas/Minutes

July 26, 2013 Minutes
November 8, 2013 Minutes
November 13, 2013 Minutes
December 18, 2013 Minutes
February 6, 2015 Minutes
January 20, 2016 Agenda

Pool Consideration Committee

Meeting Minutes

October 23, 2013 Minutes
November 4, 2013 Minutes
November 18, 2013 Minutes
December 2, 2013 Minutes
December 16, 2013 Minutes
February 3, 2014 Minutes
March 3, 2014 Minutes
April 7, 2014 Minutes
April 21, 2014 Minutes