Last night at our Deerfield Park District Board Meeting, we recognized our outgoing board members Gil Antokal and Greg Lapin for their years of service as Deerfield Park District Commissioners.
Gil Antokal served 20 years and Greg Lapin served 12 years on the Park Board of Commissioners. During those tenures, a significant number of projects were completed, and services were provided or enhanced. The list is rather lengthy but their efforts in acquiring and opening the Sachs Recreation Center, the full renovation of Mitchell Pool, numerous playground renovations and developing a Master Plan for Jewett Park enhancements are examples of some projects. Both were instrumental in developing partnerships with the Chicago Sky professional basketball team, with the Northshore Rhythmic Gymnastics Program and most recently with the NovaCare/Rush Physical Therapy group.
Gil and Greg helped develop the district’s Strategic Plan and were part of community needs assessments that helped provide guidance on program and service desires for the community. They both also served on Citizen Advisory Committees as Board Liaisons and were also part of the wonderful partnerships for the Tracey Beth Rumick and Kenny Rudin Playgrounds. We sincerely thank Gil and Greg for their contributions to make the Deerfield Park District a leading and highly recognized agency in the state.
We also welcomed our two new Commissioners Debbie Serota and Michael Brown. Rick Patinkin, Michael Brown and Debbie Serota were sworn into office to join Jan Caron and Joe Cohen as a board of five Commissioners serving the Deerfield Park District community.
Thank you to all of these Deerfield residents for the time and talent they dedicate to the Deerfield Park District community.