Wollmuth: Great for Oak Park's parks

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We are supporting Chris Wollmuth's candidacy for commissioner of the Park District of Oak Park, and hope you will too, because we know he has the skills, experience, and ideas to be an excellent board member. 

We have known Chris and his family for many years, and during this time we have found him to be good listener, collaborative, and very knowledgeable in areas that are core to the park district's operations and success. As a parent of two active OPRF students, an active volunteer, an architect whose designs emphasize sustainability, and a frequent user of park district amenities, he has made numerous contributions to the vitality and sustainability of Oak Park. 

Examples of his contributions include: seven years (four as leader) of the park district's Green Advisory Committee (GAC), three years leading the Hatch School after-school/pre-school program, coach of numerous OPAYSO Soccer and OPYBS Softball teams, and member of the St. Giles Sports Trivia organizing committee. 

During his time on the GAC, he worked closely and effectively with park district staff and supported initiatives such as Zero Waste campaigns, energy/sustainability audits at park district facilities, and the utilization of native species in park designs and plantings. 

Finally, I have played on several teams with Chris and he is the ultimate team player, constantly encouraging his teammates and raising the level of play of the entire team. As a park district commissioner, we believe Chris will leverage his diverse experiences to ensure that the highest quality programs, facilities, fields and natural areas are available to all residents, visitors, and park district affiliate organizations.

Please join us in voting for Christopher R. Wollmuth on April 2.

Paul Aeschleman

Park board, 2011-2019

Tricia Feeley

Matthew Aeschleman 

First-time voter 

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