Ted Schulz, President of the New Lenox Community Park District Board, was appointed as the Chairman of the IPARKS Board of Directors at the January 2022 meeting.
As Chairman, Schulz will assist the association with its mission to make risk management easy and accessible, so park districts are empowered to protect their citizens and deliver exceptional services to those they serve. He will work with the 8-member
board to advise the association in providing services, solutions, ideas, and advice to protect its membership of over 170 park, recreation and conservation districts, river conservancy districts, forest preserves and special recreation agencies.
“We are pleased to have Ted’s expertise and enthusiasm on the IPARKS Board,” said Greg Lewis, Executive Director of New Lenox Park District, his knowledge and experience will work to advance IPARKS mission of empowering park districts risk management statewide.”
Schulz was elected to the New Lenox Community Park District board in 2013. During his tenure, several OSLAD grant programs have been completed including the Leigh Creek South Park Development, Lincoln-Way Special Recreation Building, the Walker Country Estates Splash Pad, and the current Sky Harbor Park Development. He is active with the New Lenox Friends of the Parks and a member of the New Lenox Lions Club.
Founded in 1991 pursuant to the Illinois Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, the Illinois Parks Association Risk Services (IPARKS) is a local government risk-sharing pool that exists for the primary purpose of providing park, recreation and conservation districts, river conservancy districts, forest preserves and special recreation agencies in the state of Illinois with an alternative to traditional insurance. IPARKS is the risk management affinity partner of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), a nonprofit service, research and educational organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation districts, river conservation districts, municipal park and recreation districts, and special recreation agencies in the state of Illinois.