2020 Joseph C. Vallez Award

This award was created in 2019 by the North Berwyn Park District Board of Commissioners to be bestowed upon a community member who emulates Outstanding Service, Exceptional Leadership, Visionary Guidance and Dedication in Improving the Quality of Life in the City of Berwyn.

This year that honor belongs to our very own Ann Mackin, Board of Commissioners, President.

Ann has been a resident of Berwyn since 1951 and has made a great impact on the community through her efforts. One of her most noteworthy accomplishments was leading the establishment of the North Berwyn Park District as an organization that provides recreation and leisure services to the community in 1976. She began serving as Board Secretary while continuing to raise three daughters and was elected to the first Board of Commissioners in 1977, serving continuously as Commissioner since that time. As the founding member of the North Berwyn Park District, Ann has served proudly for 44 years and has held the title of President for the past 13 years.

Aside from her work with the North Berwyn Park District, Ann has volunteered for the United Way for many years. Additionally, she is a parishioner of St. Mary of Celle Church. Ann is an active member with the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association and the National Parks and Recreation Association. She is currently the longest-serving park district board member in the state of Illinois and the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association.

In 2019 Ann was honored as the recipient of the 34th Annual Charles E. Piper Award.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, a special Award Ceremony was held in honor of Ann at her home on June 19, 2020, we could not let the climate of these times impede us from honoring such a great woman.

Please join us in Celebrating and Congratulating Ann, on such an honor.

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