Board Of Commissioners
The Park Board is composed of 5 non-paid commissioners elected by Park District residents and is the legal governing authority through which the business of the District is conducted. Park Commissioners serve a 4-year term and the board is primarily a policy-making body that reflects the needs and interests of all taxpayers in the Park District. Residents are encouraged to take part in the Board's decision-making process by attending Board meetings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 6 pm at the Alcott Center. Once the Park Board Meeting has adjourned, all Board members return to their roles as citizen and taxpayer. It is only the Park Board, acting at a legally constituted meeting, which has the authority to establish or change policy, sign agreements or award contracts. The Park Board has appointed a professional staff to manage the operation of the District on a daily basis. Citizen complaints should be directed to the staff and only if the problem cannot be resolved at that point should the citizen approach the Park Board at a legally constituted meeting.
Dates the Park District Board of Commissioners Meets
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2021 Election Information
Two current Buffalo Grove Park District Commissioner positions for 4-Year Terms, and one unexpired 2-year term are open for election in the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election. Individuals interested in running for a position as a Buffalo Grove Park District Commissioner in this election can pick up petitions. The circulation period for petitions is September 22, 2020 to December 21, 2020.
Petitions can be picked up at the Alcott Center, located at 530 Bernard Drive in Buffalo Grove. The Alcott Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Those interested in running for a Buffalo Grove Park District Commissioner seat must be a registered voter, and have been a resident of the Buffalo Grove Park District for at least one year prior to the election.
For additional information, contact Ryan Risinger, executive director of the Buffalo Grove Park District at 847.850.2122.
In January 1990, the Park Board approved a change in the format to include a consent agenda. This agenda consists of proposals and recommendations that, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Park Board, will be acceptable to all members of the Board. The purpose of this agenda is to save time by allowing one roll call vote for all items instead of separate votes on each item. Generally, items on the consent agenda have been discussed at Committee of the Whole meetings or are routine matters. The procedure followed by the Park Board in its use of the consent agenda is as follows:
- When the consent agenda is reached on the Park Board meeting agenda, residents are invited to address the Park Board concerning consent agenda items.
- Any Commissioner wishing to discuss an item on the consent agenda may request that the item be removed and placed on the agenda under new business.
- At the time of roll call, a Commissioner may vote either "aye" or a "nay" vote.
- One roll call vote is taken which covers all items on the consent agenda.
Park District Status
The Buffalo Grove Park District was incorporated in September 1969. It is a local government entity completely separate from any other governmental authority. The Park District has the power to levy taxes within its prescribed limits and possesses all of the powers of a public corporation.
November 23, 2020 Park Board Workshop/Meeting Agenda
Please note: Due to the situation with the COVID-19 virus, the Monday, November 23 Board Workshop/Meeting will be conducted online, and only accessible to the public online, or by dialing in on a telelphone.
To be able to access the meeting online or by phone, please fill out the form below, or send an email to email@example.com.
After you submit this form, someone from the Park District will email you with directions on how to attend the Board meeting online or by phone.
Board Meeting Minutes
September 29, 2020 Board Meeting
September 14, 2020 Special Board Meeting
September 14, 2020 Public Hearing
August 24, 2020 Board Meeting
July 27, 2020 Board Meeting
June 15, 2020 Board Meeting
May 26, 2020 Annual Meeting
April 27, 2020 Board Meeting
April 27, 2020 Public Hearing
March 23, 2020 Board Meeting
February 24, 2020 Board Meeting
January 27, 2020 Board Meeting
December 16, 2019 Public Hearing and Board Meeting
November 25, 2019 Board Meeting
October 28, 2019 Board Meeting
September 16, 2019 Public Hearing and Board Meeting
September 16, 2019 Special Board Meeting
September 4, 2019 Special Board Meeting
Workshop Meeting Minutes
September 29, 2020 Workshop Meeting
September 14, 2020 Workshop Meeting
August 24, 2020 Workshop Meeting
August 10, 2020 Workshop Meeting
July 27, 2020 Workshop Meeting
July 13, 2020 Workshop Meeting
June 15, 2020 Workshop Meeting
May 26, 2020 Workshop Meeting
May 11, 2020 Workshop Meeting
April 27, 2020 Workshop Meeting
April 13, 2020 Workshop Meeting
March 23, 2020 Workshop Meeting
March 9, 2020 Workshop Meeting
February 24, 2020 Workshop Meeting
February 10, 2020 Workshop Meeting
January 27, 2020 Workshop Meeting
January 13, 2020 Workshop Meeting
December 16, 2019 Workshop Minutes
November 25, 2019 Workshop Meeting
November 11, 2019 Workshop Meeting
October 28, 2019 Workshop Meeting
October 14, 2019 Workshop Meeting
September 16, 2019 Workshop Meeting