Park Professional of the Year

 The MIPE Park Professional of the Year Award is the most prestigous honor a member can receive.

To nominate a member for MIPE Park Professional of the Year:

1. Download a nomination form, fill out and send to 107 Mohawk Trail, Buffalo Grove, IL  60089 or

2. Fill out our online nomination form

Past MIPE Park Professional of the Year Award Recipients

2014 – Keith Woodke, Clarendon Hills Park District

2013 – Larry Gabriel, Geneva Park District

2012 – John Karesh, Woodridge Park District

2011 – Woodridge Park District Staff

2010 – Jesse Felix, West Chicago Park District

2009 – Dan Otto, Schaumburg Park District

2008 – John Carlson, Bartlett Park District

2007 – Mike Fletcher, Clarendon Hills Park District

2006 – Dave Thomas, West Chicago Park District

2005 – Keith Neitzke, Round Lake Area Park District

2004 – John Ohrlund, Skokie Park District

2003 – Jesse Felix, West Chicago Park District

2002 – Todd King, Schaumburg Park District

2001 – Pat Moser, Palatine Park District

2000 – Eric Lacher, Batavia Park District

1999 – Richard Blust, Winnetka Park District

1998 – Mike McBride, Lombard Park District

1997 – Jim Eby, Batavia Park District

1996 – Mike Schiller, Rolling Meadows Park District

1995 – Dan Otto, Schaumburg Park District

1994 – Al Helms, Palatine Park District

1993 – William Brauer, Forest Preserve District of DuPage Co

1992 – Brian Huckstadt, Rolling Meadows Park District

1991 – Greg Petry, Waukegan Park District

1990 – Chuck Kuhn, Plainfield Township Park District

1989 – Ralph Voris, Batavia Park District

1988 – Marv Wolf, Addison Park District

1987 – Rick Julison, Hanover Park District

1986 – Bob Pushee, Zion Park District

1985 – Gene Rushkus, Deerfield Park District

1984 – Angelo Capulli, Arlington Heights Park District