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Geneseo Park District Board of Commissioners

2024 - 2025 Board of Commissioners

Doug Bodeen
Board President
Decennial Committee

Nate Vorac
Board Vice President
Decennial Committee

Christina Zobrist
Board Secretary
Decennial Committee

Julia McAvoy
Board Commissioner
Decennial Committee

Bethany Winkleman
Board Commissioner
Decennial Committee

Decennial Committee

The State of Illinois passed Public Act 102-1088, also known as the Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act that requires units of local government that levy any tax, including park districts, to form a committee to study local efficiencies.

2023 - 2024 Committee Members

Geneseo Park District Board Members (listed above)

Andy Thurman Geneseo Park District Executive Director

Marty Golby Committee Member

Valerie Shoemaker Committee Member

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 2024 fiscal year. Revenues are projected at $8,151,132.00 and expenses at $9,157,350.00. 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  Expense Summaryt



The Geneseo Park District completes a comprehensive financial audit annually. 

2022 Financial Audit

2022 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 2023-2033 Comprehensive Master Plan.

2023 Goals Summary

Geneseo Park District 2024 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 Party Room of the Geneseo Community Center unless otherwise noted below.

January 9, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St. cancelled due to weather
February 13, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
March 12, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
April 9, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
May 14, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
June 11, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St. 
July 9, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St. 
August 13, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
September 10, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
October 8, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St.
November 12, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St. 
December 10, 2024 | 6:30 pm | 541 E. North St. 

2024 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, 2022 through December 31, 2022 has been made by Lauterbach & Amen, LLP, and that a report of such audit dated May 22, 2023 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

January 25, 2024

Help us keep good quality sporting equipment in circulation, provide low-cost sporting equipment and support the Geneseo Park District Foundation that provides free Community events and offers financial assistance for Park District memberships and programs. >>Tell Me More


August 11, 2023

The Geneseo Park District Foundation received a grant from Abilities Plus Endowment Fun to fully fund the purchase of an aquatic wheelchair to be used at the John and Carla Edwards Aquatic Center. >>Tell Me More


March 16, 2022

The Geneseo Park District Finance Department received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the 11th consecutive year. >>Tell Me More


March 3, 2022

The Geneseo Park District is excited to announce the addition of a Recovery Room at the Geneseo Community Center. >>Tell Me More


April 7, 2022

The Geneseo Park District receives new Soccer Goals for the Geneseo Park District's Preschool Soccer Program. >>Tell Me More


September 21, 2021

COVID-19 temporarily redirected the Geneseo Park District’s efforts to serve as a community hub for older adults but as restrictions are lifted, the Park District is thrilled to start reconnecting Seniors/Active Adults with indispensable services to empower them to holistically age well and make mind, body and community connections. >>Tell Me More


May 10, 2021

All incoming 3rd Graders can sign up for 1 FREE Swim Lesson Session. >>Tell Me More


March 18, 2021

The Geneseo Park District Finance Department received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the 10th consecutive year. >>Tell Me More


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

May 28


Attend a FREE swim skills evaluation at The Center's Indoor Pool and let us place your child in the proper swim level prior to the start of Summer Swim Lessons.

June 05


Join us at Geneseo Park District's Central Theater for a Free Movie.
Doors open at 12:30pm. Concessions at regular price
FREE Admission thanks to the Geneseo Park District Foundation.

June 06


The Free2Play (F2P) Movement Camp for kids in grades K - 6th empowers every child to be an athlete.

All Upcoming Events