Recognizing Long Term Commissioner Angie Katsamakis
The Glenview Park District honors Park District Board Commissioner Angie Katsamakis for her service and dedication to the community during her two terms as Commissioner, first from 2007-2013, and again from 2015-2021. Commissioner Katsamakis’ term formally expired at the May 27 Park Board meeting.
“Angie played a pivotal role in helping advance Park District programming and facilities over the past several years,” said Glenview Park District Executive Director Michael McCarty. “Her leadership, vision and passion led to significant growth for our team and allowed us to better serve our community. We thank her for her exemplary service.”
During Katsamakis’ tenure as Commissioner, the Park District earned several recognitions, including a 2019 National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Finalist distinction, multiple Moody’s AAA bond ratings, Government Finance Officers Association Certificates of Achievement in Financial Reporting and the Illinois Association of Park Districts Best Green Practices Award. Additionally, Katsamakis approved the Park District’s first Comprehensive Master Plan since 1986, two Strategic Plans and several land purchases, as well as ushered renovation of the Park District’s Ice Center and The Grove.
“Last year the pandemic created several challenges, but Angie’s leadership helped us adapt,” said Glenview Park District Superintendent of Park and Facility Services James Warnstedt. “We were ultimately able to deliver unique programs like Camp REC that met our community’s needs. The success of these programs was another testament to her commitment to the Glenview community.”