New Superintendent of Recreation and Museum Services

The Glenview Park District announces Melissa Rimdzius Marsh as its new Superintendent of Recreation and Museum Services after a two-month national search. In this role, Marsh will oversee operations at all Park District facilities, including Park Center, Flick and Roosevelt Aquatic Centers, Historic Wagner Farm, The Grove and Fuller Air Station Prairie. Her term begins May 24.

“I’m humbled and grateful for this opportunity,” said Marsh. “The Glenview Park District has a rich tradition of service and impact in the Glenview community, and I look forward to advancing this mission.”

Marsh previously served as Director of Parks and Recreation with the Village of Lincolnwood, where she managed parks and facilities, recreation programs, special events, community partnerships and capital improvement projects. Her background also includes serving National Gold Medal Award winning and Distinguished Agency Accredited communities such as Park District of Oak Park, Fox Valley Park District and Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.

Marsh holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Governors State University and a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism from the University of Illinois. She is a graduate of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Revenue Development and Management School and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Leadership Academy. Her certifications include an NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspector and Certified Park and Recreation Professional, and a National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator. Additionally, she serves on the Park Pursuit Planning Committee with IPRA, Maine-Niles Special Recreation District Board and is the Parks and Recreation Steering Committee Co-Chair for the Intergovernmental Risk Management Association.