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.
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Maryfran H. Leno, President
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
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.
Brian Owen lives in the Pioneer Park area with his wife, Gena, and their two kids, Jake and Abbey. Throughout the years, his family has used many of the Park District’s services, including CAP, dance, golf, swimming, Aces travel soccer, and baseball. Brian has served for the past five years on the Arlington Lakes Golf Advisory Committee.
Professionally, Brian is the President of BJO Wealth Management LLC. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Finance from Eastern Illinois University and a MBA in Investment Management from DePaul University.
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
"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
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.