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Geneseo Park District Board of Commissioners

2022 Board of Commissioners

Doug Bodeen
Board President

Nate Vorac
Board Vice President

Julia McAvoy
Board Secretary

Bethany Winkleman
Board Commissioner

Christina Zobrist
Board Commissioner


FOIA – The Freedom of Information Act

The State of Illinois’ public access laws includes the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act.



The act reads “Pursuant to the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government, it is declared to be the public policy of the state of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees.”



Requests for inspection or copying of public records shall be made in writing and directed to the Geneseo Park District. Written requests may be submitted to a public body via personal delivery, mail, email, telefax, or other means available to the District. The public body may honor oral requests for inspection or copying. A public body may not require that a request is submitted on a standard form or require the requester to specify the purpose for a request, except to determine whether the records are requested for a commercial purpose or whether to grant a request for a fee waiver. All requests for inspection and copying received by a public body shall immediately be forwarded to its FOIA officer or designee.

In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, the Geneseo Park District’s freedom of information officer is Executive Director, Andy Thurman.  Mr. Thurman is also the open meetings act officer.

Record Requests may be sent to:
Andy Thurman, Executive Director
Geneseo Park District
541 E North Street, Geneseo IL 61254

FOIA Request Form

FOIA Municipal Directory



The park district is required by PA-97-0609 to disclose a list of employees expected to receive compensation greater than $150,000 six days prior to approval of its annual budget. Within 6 business days after approving the annual budget, the Park District is required to provide a list of all employees that are expected to receive compensation of greater than $75,000.

Compensation includes salary, the cost of all employer provided health insurance programs, bonuses and any other form of compensation.

Any individual wanting a list of the aforementioned employees may request a copy by emailing or by calling (309) 944-5695 and asking for Paula Verbeck.

Geneseo Park District Reports


The staff prepared and the board approved a the budget for the 2022 fiscal year. Revenues are projected at $4,842,058.00 and expenses at $5,101,850.00. Staff continues to work towards increasing the amount of projected revenues received from fees and charges. The majority of revenues and expenses occur in the recreational fund.

Please refer to the graphs for a breakdown of revenues and expenses by category along with an expense summary by fund. For further details please view the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance and Certificate of Estimate of Revenue.

Revenues  Expenses  Expenses by Fund



The Geneseo Park District completes a comprehensive financial audit annually. 

2021 Financial Audit

2021 Annual Statement



The Goals of the Geneseo Park District are designed to enhance our business operation and better deliver important recreational services to our community as well as working towards the 5-year Strategic Plan.

2021 Goals Summary

Geneseo Park District 2022 Goals



Accessibility Consultation and Training Services, Inc. conducted an audit of the Geneseo Park District’s parks and facilities and its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The primary goal of the ADA is to provide the community with equal access to Geneseo Park District facilities and services.

Using the results of the audit, an ADA transition plan was created.

ADA transition Plan Summary. If you have any questions regarding the ADA transition plan, please contact Scott.

Scott Himmelman
Superintendent of Facilities
(309) 944-5695

Geneseo Park District Public Notices


The following is a schedule of Geneseo Park District regular board meetings. Meetings will be held in the Poolside Room of the Aquatic Center unless otherwise noted below.

January 11, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St. 
February 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
March 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
April 12, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
May 10, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
June 14, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St. 
July 12, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St. 
August 9, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
September 13, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
October 11, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
November 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St. 
December 13, 2022 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St. 

2022 Board Meeting Dates Public Notice (.pdf)

Two Geneseo Park District Park Commissioner Seats Up For Election:

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Petitions for the April 4, 2023, consolidated election of two of the five Park Commissioners of the Geneseo Park District may be circulated for signatures beginning September 20, 2022. Terms are for four years.  Nomination papers are available at the Park District Office, 541 East North Street, Geneseo, Illinois.  Candidates must be a qualified voter and reside within the Geneseo Park District. Petitions must have at least 25 signatures of qualified voters of the Geneseo Park District. The period for filing nominating papers will be December 12 – 19, 2022.  Petitions are to be filed at the Park District office between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Monday through Friday with Jodie Olson.

Notice of Public Hearing Concerning the Intent of the Board of Park Commissioners of the Geneseo Park District, Henry County, Illinois to Sell not to Exceed $875,000 General Obligation Park Bonds
Public Notice is Hereby Given that the Geneseo Park District, Henry County, Illinois (the “District”), will hold a public hearing on the 11th day of October, 2022, at 6:30 o’clock P.M.  The hearing will be held in the Poolside Room of the John and Carla Edwards Aquatic Center, 501 East North Street, Geneseo, Illinois.  The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comments on the proposal to sell bonds of the District in an amount not to exceed $875,000 (i) for the payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, for the building, maintaining, improving and protecting of the same and the existing land and facilities of the District, (ii) to provide the revenue source for the payment of the District’s outstanding debt certificates, and (iii) for the payment of the expenses incident thereto.
By order of the President of the Board of Park Commissioners of the Geneseo Park District, Henry County, Illinois.
Dated the 13th day of September, 2022.
Julia McAvoy, Secretary, Board of Park Commissioners,
Geneseo Park District, Henry County, Illinois



The Geneseo Park District hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 has been made by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, and that a report of such audit dated June 3, 2022 has been filed with the County Clerk of Henry County, in accordance with 30 ILCS 15/0.01 et seq. The full report of the audit is available for public inspection on the Park District website at and at the Geneseo Park District office upon request.

Paula Verbeck, Treasurer
Geneseo Park District


It is the policy of the State of Illinois that a wage of no less than the general prevailing hourly rate as paid for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work is performed, shall be paid to all laborers, workers and mechanics employed by or on behalf of any and all public bodies engaged in public works.  Please click on the link below for the current prevailing wage classifications and rates the Department of Labor ascertained for each county within the State of Illinois.

Last year, HB 3263 / Public Act 101-0504 (Mazzochi, D. / Curran, J.) was signed into law requiring the IMRF to post the following information on its website for each participating municipality: (1) copies of all resolutions adopted by a municipality on or after January 1, 1995 to participate in the IMRF if such a resolution was required; (2) an annual report listing each municipality and the date each municipality first became a municipality that participates in the IMRF; (3) all documents pertaining to each municipality's annual projected future contributions to the IMRF; and (4) information about the amount of each municipality's past required contributions to the IMRF for each year of participation on or after January 1, 1995 and before, if available.

The new law requires participating municipalities that have a website to post on their website a hyperlink.


Press Releases

March 31, 2020

The Park District staff has been working with many different state organizations, City and County Officials, our Risk Management Agency, Attorneys and other Park Districts to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  >>Tell Me More



Upcoming Events

October 05


Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 24 & 26.

October 07


Let your kids play and burn off energy in a safe & warm environment under your supervision.
No registration required. No play group held November 23 & 25.

October 08


The Child and Babysitting Safety (CABS) training program is designed to focus on supervising, caring for, and keeping children and infants safe in babysitting settings.

All Upcoming Events