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Geneseo Park District Board of Commissioners

2019 - 2020 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. 

2018 Financial Audit

2018 Annual Statement

The Geneseo Park District Finance Department received the CAFR Award for the seventh 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.

2019 Goals Summary

Geneseo Park District 2020 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


For the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation of March 9, 2020, and any extension thereof, the provision of the Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/2.01 requiring that public meetings be "held at specified times and places which are convenient and open to the public" be suspended based on the language of Executive Order 2020-10, that "any gathering of more than ten people is prohibited".



Pursuant to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order No. 2020-07 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 5), Governor Pritzker has suspended certain rules of the Open Meetings Act – specifically the Executive Order permits remote public meetings.


In light of the current COVID-19 public health emergency and the prohibition of public gathering of 10 or more, the Geneseo Park District Board of Commissioners has chosen to conduct the May 12, 2020 board meeting remotely at 6:30 pm.  If you would like to view the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, please email to receive the remote meeting information.  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 May 12th.  Within your email please include your first and last name and home address.



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 14, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
February 11, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
March 10, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
April 14, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St. (Remote Meeting)
May 12, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St. (Remote Meeting)
June 9, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
July 14, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
August 11, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
September 8, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
October 13, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
November 10, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.
December 8, 2020 | 6:30 pm | 501 E. North St.

2020 Board Meeting Dates Public Notice (.pdf)


The Geneseo Park District hereby provides public notice that an audit of its funds for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 has been made by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, and that a report of such audit dated April 10, 2019 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 during regular business hours 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday except for holidays. 

Paula Verbeck, Treasurer
Geneseo Park District


The Geneseo Park District Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2020 is available for public inspection at the Geneseo Park District Office located at 541 East North Street, Geneseo, Illinois, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be a public hearing as to the Budget and Appropriation Ordinance on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at the Park Districts’ Poolside Room, 501 East North Street, Geneseo, Illinois, at the hour of 6:30 p.m.

Doug Bodeen, Secretary

2020 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance Public Notice (.pdf)


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 egaged 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.



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


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