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Board & Oraganization

Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The
December 2023 meeting will be held on the 3 rd Tuesday of the month due to the Christmas holiday.

Meetings Location
Marion Park District Office,
Ashley Park Boy Scout Cabin
519 Parish Avenue, Marion, Illinois

January 24
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19 (moved due to holiday)

Board Members

J. Reed Director of Parks and Recreation

Director Since: 2014

Phone: 618-969-2494


Commissioner H. Gardiner

Serving Since: 2003

Phone: 618-889-3599


Commissioner A. Gott / Board President

 Serving Since: 2005

Phone: 618-751-4560




Commissioner C. Sheffler / Secretary – Treasurer

Serving Since: 2013

Phone: 618-751-2811


Commissioner D. McReynolds / Board Vice President

Serving Since: 2015




Commissioner H. Welch

Serving Since: 2018

Phone: 618-534-7702

Serving Since 2018


Administrative Services

Jack Reed, Director of Parks and Recreation |Email Jack

Kim Bauernfeind, Administrative Assistant | Email Kim

Park Services

Chad Gravatt, Lead Man / Park Services Tech I | Email Leadman

Matt Strobel, Park Services Tech I 

Chase Withers, Park Services Tech I

Kyle Housewright, Park Services Tech I

Aaron Newlin, Park Services Tech I

Kelton Akers, Park Services Tech I

Aquatic Center Manager | Email Aquatics


Contact Us

519 Parish Ave
Marion IL 62959
(618) 993-3940

Office Hours

Mon- Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat-Sun             Closed

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