The Arlington Heights Park District is a separate governing unit which levies its own tax to provide park facilities and recreation for the residents of the district. Innovative leadership starts with our community-elected, five member Board of Commissioners. Members of the Board of Commissioners are elected to four year terms and serve without compensation.
Maryfran H. Leno is serving her third four-year term on the Arlington Heights Park District Board. She is a life-long resident of Arlington. Maryfran has five children and is an active member of St. James School and Parish. Maryfran is Executive Director of the Itasca Park District and an active member of the following organizations: Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), Suburban Park and Recreation Association (SPRA), National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and others.
Myles Naughton is a lifelong resident of Arlington Heights growing up in the Pioneer Park area while attending Our Lady of the Wayside School and graduating from Arlington High School in 1981. He began as Park Board Commissioner in April 2007 and is now serving his second four-year term. He lives in the Pioneer Park area with his wife, Nancy, and their four daughters. Myles is active coaching many of his children’s athletic endeavors including softball, basketball and soccer. He also serves as a board member with the Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association. Professionally, Myles works in the telecoms industry, selling software solutions to the Cellular Industry and many other high-tech companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University.
Robert Nesvacil lives in the Pioneer Park area with wife Carol and daughter Clara Rose and son Zachary. Rob is a graphic designer and a graduate of the University of Illinois/Champaign. An avid gardener, Rob is interested in backyard organic vegetable and perennial gardening.
"I believe we have a wonderful park district - with a wide variety of recreation activities and park settings. My goal as commissioner is to continue improving our strong history and to listen and work with
park users and staff to keep the District at its best in a cost-efficient manner," Nesvacil said.
is a long-time Arlington Heights resident who lives in the Heritage Park neighborhood with his wife, Terry, and their four children. He's a financial planner with Lincoln Financial Advisors and a member of the CFA Institute and the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. He was appointed to the Illinois Association of Park Districts' Board as sergeant-at-arms in 2004 and as a trustee in 2005. Rob was elected to the Park Board in 1997. During his tenure he has served two terms as vice-president and two as president.
Robert Whisler is a life-long resident of Arlington Heights. He grew up in the Recreation Park neighborhood and currently lives near Frontier Park. He's a partner, with his father, in Brian Properties, Inc. Realtors and has served on several elected boards; most recently the Northwest Association of Realtors-he was president in 1998 and was named "Realtor of Year" in 1999.
His volunteer experience includes nine years on the Lattof YMCA Board and membership in the Arlington Heights Rotary Club.
Whisler is president of the Arlington Baseball Boosters, Inc.--the fundraising corporation for the Arlington Heights American Legion Baseball Team. As a high school student, Bob played with the Legion team, and for the past 20 years has been the team's coach.