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
Submit An Agenda Request Form
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.
May 10, 2021 Park Board Workshop Agenda
Please note: Due to the situation with the COVID-19 virus, Board workshops and meetings will be conducted remotely, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
February 22, 2021 Board Meeting
January 25, 2021 Board Meeting
December 14, 2020 Board Meeting
December 14, 2020 Public Hearing
November 23, 2020 Board Meeting
November 4, 2020 Park Tour
October 19, 2020 Board Meeting
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
Workshop Meeting Minutes
February 22, 2021 Workshop Meeting
February 8, 2021 Workshop Meeting
January 25, 2021 Workshop Meeting
January 11, 2021 Workshop Meeting
December 14, 2020 Workshop Meeting
November 23, 2020 Workshop Meeting
November 9, 2020 Workshop Meeting
October 19, 2020 Workshop Meeting
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