Morton Grove Park District is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its Board of Park Commissioners. The candidate selected will finish the remaining term of Commissioner Steve Schmidt, who is resigning effective June 28, 2024. The Board will now move to appoint a new commissioner to fill the vacancy, with the newly appointed commissioner serving for approximately eight months until the April 2025 election.

The Board of Commissioners performs a valuable and necessary service in ensuring a sound Park District. The members of the Board provide this service without monetary compensation and require at least one Wednesday night meeting a month.

District Mission Statement: Morton Grove Park District is committed to complementing our community’s quality of life, economic capacity, health, and wellness through recreational opportunities while protecting natural resources.

It shall be the purpose and objective of the Board to conduct its affairs to achieve its Mission. The Board functions under the authority of the Illinois Park District Code, Illinois state Compiled Statutes, and within the framework of laws, court decisions, opinions of the Illinois Attorney General, and similar mandates from the state and national levels of government. The Board shall concern itself primarily with board questions of policy rather than with administrative details.

Please submit the application and any information you would like the Board to know to the following at The Deadline to apply is July 26, 2024, by 5:00 pm. Click here to download the application. For more information, contact Jeffrey Wait, Executive Director, at (847) 965-0383.

Please note:
– Candidates must be Morton Grove residents and registered voters for at least one year.
– Interviews will be held on August 14, 2024. The interviews will be in person at the Prairie View Community Center.
– Candidate will be appointed on August 21, 2024.