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North Berwyn Park District   ANN MACKIN — Commissioner 2017
Ann Mackin has been a Berwyn resident since 1951. When NBPD was established in 1976, Ann began serving as Board Secretary while continuing to raise three daughters. In 1977 she was successfully elected to the Board of commissioners and has served continuously as Commissioner since that time. Ann’s current term is thru 2017. She is a parishioner of St. Mary of Celle Church. Her hobbies include taking trips with Club 55 as well as attending school and sporting activities with her seven grandchildren.
North Berwyn Park DistrictActive Member: National Recreation and Park Association, and Illinois Association of Park Districts.
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North Berwyn Park District   MARK SLADEK — Commissioner 2019
Mark was appointed to the board in November 1998. He was re-elected in 1999, 2001, 2006 and 2013. Born in Berwyn, raised in Cicero, and has since moved back to Berwyn where he lives with his wife Loretta and younger daughter Carol who attends Morton West. His older daughter Stephanie moved out of state where she works as a speech language pathologist.

Mark graduated from Morton East High School and received his bachelor of science in recreation administration from George Williams College. Mark worked as an administrative analyst specializing in finance and budgets. He retired in December 2012 after working over 30 years with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. During his tenure as a NBPD commissioner Mark has served as vice-president, president and is currently the treasurer.
North Berwyn Park DistrictActive Member: National Recreation and Park Association, Illinois Association of Park Districts, and Illinois Park & Recreation Association
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North Berwyn Park District   JEANMARIE HAJER-O'CONNOR — Commissioner 2017
Jeanmarie has been a commissioner since 2005 and is serving her 2nd term as commissioner. She wrote a grant and received funds to rehab the building at 16th & Elmwood, which helped fund the beginning of the 16th Street Theater. Commissioner Hajer-O’Connor is proud of the success of Club 55 and all the activities for Seniors and looks forward to the new pool renovations at Maple and Cuyler. She also serves as the Freedom of Information Officer for the park district.
North Berwyn Park DistrictActive Member: National Recreation and Park Association, and Illinois Association of Park Districts.
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North Berwyn Park District   MARIO VAZQUEZ SR. — Commissioner 2021
Mario Vazquez Sr. was appointed to the North Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners in April 2015. Mario was raised in Cicero and lived there for 24 years. He has lived in Berwyn for 12 years now with his wife Andrea, and children Alexandra, Mario Jr, and Adrian. Alexandra and Mario Jr both attend Jefferson school in North Berwyn. Mario works as a Home Health Nurse in the Chicago-land area, as well as, in Cicero and Berwyn neighborhoods. He is also a volunteer coach and coaches baseball, soccer and basketball for age groups ranging from 5 to 10 years old. He also coaches an adult co-ed softball team. Mario is looking forward to help the North Berwyn Park District with their travel teams in the near future.
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North Berwyn Park District   JIM KEARNS JR.— Commissioner 2019
Jim Kearns, Jr. was appointed to the North Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners in December 2011 and then re-elected in April 2013. Jim was born, raised, and employed in North Berwyn, where he still resides with his wife, Paula, and children, Benny, Bella and William “Billy”. He attended all North Berwyn schools growing up starting with Custer School (now known as Prairie Oak) for elementary school, Lincoln Middle School for junior high, and graduated from Morton West High School in 2000. He is currently a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, in North Berwyn, since 2005. During the summer, since 1998, he is also an usher for Chicago Cubs home games.
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North Berwyn Park District   JOSEPH C. VALLEZ — Executive Director (708) 749-4900 x17
Joseph C. Vallez currently serves as the Executive Director of the North Berwyn Park District and has worked in Parks and Recreation for approximately twenty nine years. Mr. Vallez started his career as a program coordinator for the Chicago Park District, he advanced to the position of Superintendent of Recreation and eventually as Director for the Chicago Ridge Park District, he returned to the Chicago Park District as a Park Supervisor of the Emiliano Zapata Aquatic and Cultural Center. Mr. Vallez was promoted and served for six years as an Area Manager for the Chicago Park District before accepting the position as Executive Director of the North Berwyn Park District, a position he has held since October, 2000.

Mr. Vallez has been recognized for his community service, he has received numerous recognition awards including; American G.I. Community Service Award, the Latin American Police Association Community Service Award, the Berwyn Development Corporation President’s Award, the Chicago Park District Rising Star Award, Berwyn Hispanic Organization “Man of the Year” Award.

Mr. Vallez has served on community based Board of Director’s; Mujeras Latinas En Accion, the Berwyn Development Corporation, Chairman of the Berwyn Latino Business Committee, Teatro Luna Theatre, Southwest Suburban Special Recreation Association, West Suburban Special Recreation Association, American G. I. Forum Youth Committee, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
 
ADMINISTRATIVE
JOSEPH VALLEZ
Executive Director
(708) 749-4900 x17

NANCY WOODS
Administrative Supervisor
(708) 749-4900 x11
 
RECREATION SUPERVISORS
INARA CANINO
Marketing, Preschool
(708) 749-4900 x 18

BARBARA GUTIERREZ
Program Coordinator, Adult Programs, Seniors, Club 55

TARA TISCHER
Program Coordinator,
Art Programs


OMAR TORRES
Soccer, Sports
 
REGISTARS
SOPHIA FLORES
 
16TH STREET THEATER
ANN FILMER
Artistic Director
6420 W 16th Street
(708) 795-6704
 
BOARD MEETINGS
  We value your opinions and suggestions. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at the Community Center at 5:30pm. Click here to download Board Agenda’s.
 
 
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