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Board & Oraganization

Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The May, November, and December 2024 meetings are moved due to the holidays.

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

January 23, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 26, 2024
April 23, 2024
May 21, 2024 (moved due to holiday)
June 25, 2024
July 23, 2024
August 27, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 22, 2024
November 19, 2024 (moved due to holiday)
December 17, 2024 (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