Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Heather Weishaar, Outreach Director, 708-588-2282

Election Results Announced for Illinois Park & Recreation Association 2019 Board of Directors and Section Leadership Positions

La Grange – The Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) is pleased to announce the election results for positions with the IPRA Board of Directors, as well as numerous leadership positions within the Section Boards. Congratulations to the following candidates:

IPRA Board of Directors

                Chicago Metro Region Representative: Margaret Resnick

                Southern Region Representative: Andrew Dallner

IPRA Section Board Positions

                Administrative & Finance Section At-Large: Jon Beckmann

                Administrative & Finance Section Treasurer: Maureen Nugent

                Communications & Marketing Section Director-Elect: Josh Hendricks

                Diversity Section At-Large: Oralethea Davenport

                Diversity Section Treasurer: Kendall Parrott

                Facility Management Section At-Large: Kara Moss

                Facility Management Section Treasurer: Laura Cavazos

                Park & Natural Resource Management Section Director-Elect: Ken McEwan

                Park & Natural Resource Management Section Membership Council: Ed Bjes

                Park & Natural Resource Management Section Treasurer: Christopher Pollack

                Recreation Section Director-Elect: Liz Visteen

                Therapeutic Recreation Section Director-Elect: Victoria Gonzalez

                Therapeutic Recreation Section Treasurer: Becky Fredrickson

‘On behalf of IPRA, we are thrilled to congratulate each of these leaders on their election and look forward to working with them to serve our members and our mission.’ – Debbie Trueblood, IPRA Executive Director.

In early 2019, newly elected association leaders will join their colleagues at one of two orientations, where they will review the Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) strategic plan, policies and procedures, and a detailed “State of the Association” presented by the Executive Director giving them up to the minute analysis of IPRA’s financial health, history, strategic plan and growth.

Established in 1944, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s mission is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois Park, recreation, and conservation communities. For more information about IPRA, its board and mission, please call us or visit the IPRA website: