PARK BOARD

MARK MANNO, PRESIDENT

mmanno@mgparks.com
Elected 2017
Current Term Expires 2023

Mark Manno is a current Morton Grove resident, married to Debbie and has four children. Mark has served as a volunteer in many community organizations and affiliations for over 25 years and plays an important part in the annual Morton Grove Days 4th of July festival. He has over 30 years’ experience in planning, organizing, and maintaining various programs, events and facilities.  Mark is well-known for giving countless hours of his time, energy, and for his sincere commitment to Morton Grove. Mark worked for the Morton Grove Park District for 13 years, and as a past employee, he has valuable insight into the resident’s wants and needs as well as compassion for the hard working employees.

STEVEN SCHMIDT, VICE PRESIDENT

sschmidt@mgparks.com
Appointed 2017
Current Term Expires 2019

Steven Schmidt has been a Morton Grove Resident for 35 years. Steven attended grammar school at Emma S. Melzer District 63 and continued his education at Maine East High School. As a child he attended camp Mor Gro during the summers, and as a teen worked at Oriole Pool in the concession stand. Growing up he was a member of the swim team, Indian Guides, and other Morton Grove organizations. Steven and his son are members of AYSO through the park district, and frequent Oriole Pool in the summer months. The Village is and has always been a central part of Steven’s life.  His goal in this position is to continue to work on new initiatives to build a more united east and west Morton Grove. He also has been involved in several charitable organizations in the surrounding area.

His professional experience and involvement with charitable organizations in the area, will provide valuable perspective and insight for the Park Board. Steven currently works for ZOLL Medical Corporation, CMS Life Vest Division. He currently holds the role of Territory Manager responsible for the sales management of non-invasive wearable cardiac defibrillator system to physicians, patients, hospitals and staff.

KEITH WHITE, TREASURER

kwhite@mgparks.com
Appointed 2017
Current Term Expires 2023

Keith White has been a Morton Grove Resident for 38 years. His late parents, Bud and Joan White, both served as commissioners during the 1960’s through the 1980’s. The Village is and has always been a central part of Keith’s life. He currently serves as the Chair of the Village’s Traffic and Safety Commission, as well as a volunteer for the Morton Grove Days, Commission, Wright Way Shelter and various restoration industry fundraisers. He is also a member of the St. Martha & the St. John Brebeuf Church.

His professional experience will provide valuable perspective and insight to the Park Board. Keith has worked for Laurens Restoration for over 20 years. He currently holds the role of General Manager responsible for the management of all restoration operations as well as the content division. In addition to working with first responders and insurance adjusters, he acts as the company’s fleet, safety training, and customer service manager.

DANIEL J. STAACKMANN, COMMISSIONER

dstaackmann@mgparks.com
Elected 2015
Current Term Expires 2021

Daniel J. Staackmann has over 30 years’ experience in the Morton Grove community’s civic organizations and public offices, including serving as a past Park Commissioner for 16 years at which time he was awarded “Outstanding Park Commissioner “ by the Illinois Association of Park Districts. Daniel has also previously served on the Maine Niles Association of Special Recreation Board, was the founding president of the Liponi Foundation, and served on many local committees including the Morton Grove Days, Morton Grove Foundation, Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Morton Grove Lions Club.  He has extensive experience working with local government taxing bodies and budgets and in 2003 was elected to the Morton Grove Board of Trustee’s and
then elected Village Board President.  Daniel has a unique insight to the history and current issues in the Morton Grove community.

PAUL MINX, COMMISSIONER

pminx@mgparks.com
Appointed 2017
Current Term Expires 2019

Paul Minx is a United States Army Veteran and a lifelong Morton Grove Resident. Paul and his wife, Rita, have 4 children and 19 grandchildren, eight of which reside in Morton Grove.

Paul Minx has many years of experience in various Morton Grove community civic organizations. Commissioner Minx currently services as the president of the Morton Grove Days Commission, is a member of the Morton Grove Appearance Commission, serves on St. Martha’s Parish Council and Parish Life.  Paul also spent 7 years volunteering on the Fire Department Pension Board for the Village.  Paul’s current and past involvement with the Village of Morton Grove lends itself to a wealth of knowledge and experience.