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Bloomingdale Park District Board Commissioner Karen Johns was recognized at the April Board meeting

Published 4/21/2022

Bloomingdale Park District Board Commissioner Karen Johns (pictured) was recognized at the April Board meeting with a Village of Bloomingdale Proclamation for her commitment, faithfulness, and devotion towards improving the quality of life for all Bloomingdale residents through fitness and wellness activities as she embodies the mission of the park district.  The Proclamation, issued by the Office of the Mayor, is signed by Mayor of Bloomingdale Franco A. Coladipietro and will be formally introduced at the upcoming Village Board Meeting.

Commissioner Johns was elected to the Bloomingdale Park District Board of Commissioners in April of 2001 and will have served until her April 30, 2022, retirement.  Commissioner Johns is known as a fierce advocate for women and sought to help provide day care options to working mothers.  She was instrumental in passing the Park District referendum of 2016 that updated The Oasis Water Park, renovated the Johnson Recreation Center and improved the Springfield Park Wetlands and Ball Fields.  Commissioner Johns asked the hard questions at meetings and will be remembered fondly for her action to adjourn every meeting she ever attended.

“Karen Johns gave twenty-one years as a volunteer Park Board member to the Bloomingdale community,” said Executive Director Joe Potts.  “Her legacy as a member of this team, striving to provide the community with high-quality recreation programs and facilities will last for generations.  We are so grateful to Karen for her commitment and personal sacrifice to improve the quality of life for Bloomingdale residents.”

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