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Geneseo Park District Board of Commissioners

2021 Board of Commissioners

Doug Bodeen
Board President

Nate Vorac
Vice President

Kathleen Repass
Board Secretary

Christina Zobrist
Board Commissioner

Julia McAvoy
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 2020 fiscal year. Revenues are projected at $4,594,400.00 and expenses at $4,950,950.00. 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.




The Geneseo Park District completes a comprehensive financial audit annually. 

2019 Financial Audit

2019 Annual Statement

The Geneseo Park District Finance Department received the CAFR Award for the eigth consecutive year. >>READ MORE



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.

2020 Goals Summary

Geneseo Park District 2021 Goals



Recreation accessibility consultants 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. You can find a summary of the plan at the front desk of the Geneseo Community Center.

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 12, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St. (Remote Meeting)
February 9, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
March 9, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
April 13, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
May 11, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
June 8, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St. 
July 13, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
August 10, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
September 14, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
October 12, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
November 9, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
December 14, 2021 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St. 

2021 Board Meeting Dates Public Notice (.pdf)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 7(e) of the Open Meetings Act as set forth in Senate Bill 2135 enacted and effective on June 12, 2020 (“SB2135”),that the regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of the Geneseo Park District (the “Park Board”) scheduled to be held on January 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Geneseo Community Center, 541 East North Street, Geneseo, Illinois, 61254, may be conducted by audio or video conference without a physical quorum of the members of the Park Board present because an in-person meeting is not practical or prudent due to a disaster, that being the COVID-19 pandemic and the applicable restrictions imposed under various laws, rules, restrictions, Executive Orders and/or announcements issued by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, including without limitation “Restore Illinois: A Public Health Approach to Safely Reopen Our State”, which currently limits gathering capacities as a public health protective measure.  This Notice is given to members of the public body, namely, members of the Park Board, the news media who have requested notice of said meetings, and to any interested member of the public who desires to contemporaneously hear all discussion, testimony and roll call votes of the Park Board.  The members of the public body and the public may attend said meeting and have virtual access to said meeting via the Zoom conference application. If you would like to have virtual access to said meeting, please email to receive the Zoom conference link and webinar ID number.  If you would like to submit comments to be read during the meeting under Citizen Input please email comments to prior to 6:00 pm on January 12th.  Within your email please include your first and last name and home address. 


The Geneseo Park District hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 has been made by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, and that a report of such audit dated April 6, 2020 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


March 15, 2020

The Geneseo Park District is CLOSED 3/17 - 3/30.  This includes the Geneseo Community Center & Central Theater.  Learn more at


February 17, 2020

The IPRA (Illinois Park and Recreation Association) Health and Wellness Committee awarded the Geneseo Park District with an Exceptional Workplace Award on January 25, 2020. >>Tell Me More


February 4, 2020

The Geneseo Park District Finance Department received the CAFR Award for the 9th consecutive year. >>Tell Me More


September 24, 2019

The Geneseo Park District is making improvements throughout the Park District. We have some exciting updates happening in the Activity Room...>>Tell Me More


August 19, 2019

The Geneseo Park District is excited to announce updates at the Athletic Field. >>Tell Me More


June 10, 2019

Summer is here! It is time to get out and play for free at the Athletic Field! Visit the Geneseo Community Center to check out different field games to play at the Athletic Field for FREE. Just bring an ID or Keys to exchange for fun, interactive games for you and friends or family. >>Tell Me More


February 19, 2019

The Geneseo Park District has been recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA). >>Tell Me More


January 7, 2019

The Geneseo Park District Finance Department received the CAFR Award for the 8th consecutive year. >>Tell Me More


September 10, 2018

The Geneseo Park District’s Central Theater offers assistive listening devices at no additional charge. >>Tell Me More


August 27, 2018

The Geneseo Community Center Gym begins second phase of updates. >>Tell Me More


July 2, 2018

The Geneseo Community Center Gym new floor installation will begin in July. >>Tell Me More


June 4, 2018

The Geneseo Park District is excited to announce the addition of FREE Field Games at the Athletic Field. >>Tell Me More


May 25, 2018

The Geneseo Park District invites qualified Independent Certified Public Accountants licensed in the State of Illinois to submit proposals for auditing services for the fiscal years ending December 31, 2018 through 2020.  Please click Request for Proposal of Auditing Services for complete details.


May 7, 2018

The Geneseo Park District, with assistance from a $125,000 grant from the Geneseo Foundation, will be completing updates to the main gymnasium at the Geneseo Community Center this summer. >>Tell Me More


January 22, 2018

The Geneseo Park District is pleased to announce we have received the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA)’s accreditation award for the 7th year in a row. >>Tell Me More


January 22, 2018

The Geneseo Park District is excited to announce the John & Carla Edwards Aquatic Center received the Illinois Park & Recreation Association Outstanding Facility & Park Award. >>Tell Me More


January 15, 2018

The Geneseo Park District Finance Department received the CAFR Award fo the seventh consecutive year.>>Tell Me More


Upcoming Events

February 28


The Geneseo Park District is hosting a contest to find the best built snowman or snow sculpture between JANUARY 1ST TO FEBRUARY 28TH. Email submissions to

All Upcoming Events