HOODLAND PARK DISTRICT
Having our own park district improves the quality of life for citizens by providing a vibrant and relevant park system which increases property values, stimulates economic development, decreases juvenile crime and improves our community’s health.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Hoodland 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, Board of Directors.
Any resident who is a registered voter may run for a park board seat when elections are held on November 3, 2020. The board will consist of seven registered voters who reside within the Hoodland Park District and who are elected on a nonpartisan, at-large basis. The board positions will be unpaid and the first board election on November 3, 2020 will fill seven positions. They are four 3-year service terms and three 2-year service terms. Each following election will fill vacancies for two years at a time. The board member duties will include but not be limited to managing revenue collected from the tax base by creating a budget and monitoring expenses. The board will also be responsible for hiring and managing a Hoodland Park District Manager who will be responsible for daily operations.
Through policy governance, the Hoodland Park District Board will plan and budget for the development and maintenance of community parks; conservation of natural and historical resources, and the provision of recreational facilities, programs, and services for the benefit of all district residents. The Hoodland Park District Board will appoint a budget committee consisting of 5 members.