S7 The 2019 State of the Naperville Park District Address

Friday, February 1, 2019

Episode 1: Introduction to the 2019 State of the Naperville Park District Address

An introduction to the podcast's theme of "connecting the community" in addition to a brief look back at 2018 and a look forward to 2019 sets the stage for this podcast series.

Guests: Mike Reilly, Park Board President; Ray McGury, Executive Director

Episode 2: Capital Projects and District Goals

Park District staff takes a look back at 2018 accomplishments and previews key projects and timeframes for 2019.

Guests: Brad Wilson, Director of Recreation; Eric Shutes, Director of Planning

Episode 3: Parks and Golf

Environmental initiatives and sustainability of parks and golf operations are discussed in addition to progress relative to the golf master plan.

Guests: Kevin Finnegan, Director of Parks; Carl Gorra, Parks and Fleet Operations Manager; Tim Dunn, Naperbrook Head Golf Professional

Episode 4: Fort Hill Activity Center

Two and a half years in to the Fort Hill facility's operations, the staff reflects on its success, previews emerging programs and highlights the expansion planned for 2019.

Guests: Sue Nance, Superintendent of Facilities; Kristina McGrath, Fitness Manager

Episode 5: Operations - What's New in Staffing and Technology

Staff recruiting and retention initiatives are discussed in addition to technology enhancements that help connect patrons in our parks and facilities across the District.

Guests: Katie Sepe, Director of Human Resources; Omar Sandoval, Director of Information Technology

Episode 6: Partnerships and Progress

Community cooperation that makes District programs and events happen, program growth and new programs in 2018 and 2019 are discussed.

Guests: Brad Wilson, Director of Recreation; Andrea Coates, Superintendent of Recreation