Employee Spotlight


Bill Heider

Bill Heider


What is your job at the Park District?
Director of Recreation and Facilities

How long have you worked for the Park District?
Over 10 years.

What will you miss most about working at the Park District?
The comradery.  Everyone enjoys what they are doing.  It makes it fun to come to work.  It’s a team effort.  I’ve enjoyed watching staff members grow into their careers. 

What is something interesting about you that most people do not know?
I’ve recently started painting again - mostly landscapes.

What about retirement are you most looking forward to?
Traveling and photography.

What are some words of advice for the youngsters?
Don’t be so set in your direction.  Keep your options open.  Make sure you keep on following the cheese!

Quote from Bill's supervisor:
“I thank Bill for making the move over to the recreation side from parks maintenance.  I know it was not easy, and definitely a little out of Bill’s comfort zone; but, it gave the District and myself some stability at that time.  Since then, I have always appreciated the ability to sit down and talk with Bill honestly about different situations.  Bill has a lot of experience; and, being able to bounce ideas off someone who has that kind of experience is helpful.” -Ryan Risinger, Executive Director