What is your job at the Park District?
General Manager of the Fitness Center at the Buffalo Grove Park District.
How long have you worked for the Park District?
Since February 2013.
What will you miss most about working at the Park District?
Working with the other employees. They’re amazing people.
What is something interesting about you that most people do not know?
I come from a family of 14, and I grew up in a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house.
What about retirement are you most looking forward to?
Reintroducing all the hobbies I enjoy, like gardening and raising backyard chickens. I’m also going to try some vegan cheese making.
What are some words of advice for the youngsters?
In this day and age of high stress jobs, learn meditation and self-care to assure yourself of a long career.
Quote from Mike's supervisor:
“Mike is dedicated to his profession, and will always go the mile for staff and the District. Mike is a person that really loves what he does, and is strategic when it comes to programing and the improvements to the Fitness Center, thus providing members with a clean, safe environment, with focused activities and equipment. Mike is also a great leader in the fitness industry, showing his expertise in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic by constructing a model for staff and the District to follow, thus reopening the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center. I wish Mike good luck in his future endeavors; and, I know he will be successful in what ever he choose to do.” -Bill Heider, Director of Recreation and Facilities