Board of Commissioners

boardThe 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.

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Maryfran H. Leno, President

Term: 2017-2021

MaryFran Leno

Maryfran H. Leno is serving her fifth four-year term on the Arlington Heights Park District Board. She is a life-long resident of Arlington Heights. Maryfran has five children and is a dedicated 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 & Recreation Association (IPRA), Suburban Park and Recreation Association (SPRA), National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and others.

Timothy Gelinas, Vice President

Term: 2017-2021

Tim Gelinas

Tim Gelinas is a resident of the Recreation Park neighborhood. Tim and his wife and children are very active with many of the Park District programs. Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from St Mary's College of California. Professionally, Tim is employed by a world leader in the production, processing, and distribution of construction products.

Myles Naughton

Term: 2015-2019

Myles Naughton

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 third 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

Term: 2015-2019

Robert Nesvacil

Robert Nesvacil lives in the Pioneer Park area with his wife Carol, daughter Clara Rose, and sons Zachary and Joshua. Rob is a marketing professional and a graduate of the University of Illinois/Champaign. He enjoys backyard organic vegetable and perennial gardening and volunteers with Westgate Cub Scout Pack 130. Rob has served as a member of the Park Foundation and also served on the Drive to Revive Memorial Park Committee.
"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 by working with park users and staff to keep the District at its best in a cost-efficient manner," Nesvacil said.

H. William (Will) Ploger

Term: 2017-2021

Will Ploger

Will Ploger has been involved with the Arlington Heights Park District since 2005. Will has two daughters with his wife of 16 years. His children are both involved in the dance, CAP, soccer and swimming programs at the Park District. Commissioner Ploger currently serves as a member of the Arlington Heights Park Foundation.  He lives in the Greenbrier area not far from Frontier Park. Ploger grew up in a farming community in Dekalb County and enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, soccer, and cycling. He attended Northern Illinois University.

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