Employee Spotlight


Jeff Spitz

Jeff Spitz

Buffalo Grove

What is your job at the Park District?
Field & Gym Supervisor

How long have you worked for the Park District?
17 years

What is your favorite part about working for the Park District?
Interacting with the whole community.

What is something interesting about you that most people do not know?
I’m a deadhead (Grateful Dead).  I was in the first row in 1978 at the Uptown Theatre in Chicago.  I went 3 straight days.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I’m a part-owner of a racehorse; and, I like going to the track to watch him race.

What is your favorite television show of all time?
The Lone Ranger

Quote from Jeff's supervisor
“Jeff actually approached me after a soccer referee meeting, asking how one can become a field supervisor for soccer.  I ended up hiring Jeff, which turns out to this day, one of my best hires ever.  Jeff truly enjoys his job and talks about the day he will retire from his full-time job to work for the Park District part-time.  Jeff is very enthusiastic about soccer, meeting the coaches and referees each season, and seeing all the soccer players with smiles on their faces, having a great time every weekend.  He is very friendly, and enjoys a good conversation and interaction between the coaches, parents and players.   My coaches have always given me great feedback about Jeff; and, I’m very grateful he approached me, because he has made a nice impact on the soccer program.  Hopefully there will be many more years to come.”  - Chris Eckert, Recreation Manager