Commissioner Eileen Coursey, recognized as the longest serving Morton Grove Park District Commissioner, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016. As a Park Commissioner Mrs. Coursey oversaw the management, planning and operations of 14 parks covering 74 acres and serving over 23,000 residents.
Mrs. Coursey became Commissioner in 1977. Eileen was known as a passionate communicator, creative thinker, problem-solver and visionary leader. Eileen has been at the center of innovative solutions and visionary plans at the Park District, including the development of the first Prairie View Playground, the Frank Hren Project and the Harrer Park Gazebo. More recently Commissioner Coursey was an advocate for the Comprehensive Master Plan and the new Oriole Park Aquatic Center. She dedicated herself to the Park District and will be remembered for her devotion and belief in the value of providing quality parks and recreation in Morton Grove.
In lieu of flowers donations to The Morton Grove Park District Tree Donation Program 6834 Dempster St. Morton Grove IL 60053 appreciated. Guest Services (847) 965-1200