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Urbana Park District Board of Commissioners accepting applications for Board vacancy


The Urbana Park District is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners. The person appointed will serve on the board from date of appointment through the remainder of the term – May 8, 2018 to May 13, 2019.


Any person who is a registered voter, who resides within the District, and who meets all other requirements of law is qualified to be a candidate for the office of commissioner.


The primary function of the Board is to establish and implement policies and objectives for effective administration and implementation of the park and recreation projects, activities, and programs to meet the needs of the citizens of the District. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Board to operate within the framework of the Illinois Park District Code, which was enacted in 1947, 70 ILCS 1206, et. seq.


Commissioners serve as members of the Board. Individual Commissioners do not have authority to act for the Board unless duly authorized to do so by the Board. Authority as a Commissioner is limited to participation in official meetings of the Board or official committees thereof and to other duties that have been specifically delegated by the Board to its elected officers or to other board members on an ad hoc basis. The Board regularly meets twice a month. Additional special meetings may be scheduled as needed.


An application may be obtained at the Urbana Park District Darius E. Phebus Administration Office at 303 W. University Avenue, Urbana, IL between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. The application may also be downloaded online at

Completed applications must be returned no later than Friday, March 30, 2018 to:

                Tim Bartlett
                Urbana Park District
                303 W. University Avenue
                Urbana, IL 61801

Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Board Member Vacancy”. Questions about the application process may be directed to Executive Director, Tim Bartlett at 217-367-1536, or

People can download an application packet here.


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