Board of Commissioners + Board Structure, Responsibilities, & Assignments, Board Policy Manual

Headshot of Nancy Carlson
Nancy Carlson
Current Term: 2021-2025
Headshot of Angel Castro
Angel Castro
Current Term: 2021-2025
Headshot of David Nichols
David Nichols
Current Term: 2021-2023
Headshot of Jerry Baker
Jerry Baker
Current Term: 2021-2023

On-Going Operations

  • Develop capital improvement plans/recommendations
  • Manage capital improvement projects
  • Interact with GDDP administrator to resolve issues
  • Manage employees
  • Manage operational budgets
  • Work with volunteers & GPCA on Special events and Projects
  • Manage contractors
  • Manage maintenance items
  • Communicate to GPPD Board at large including written monthly status reports

Strategic Operations

  • Grant Development
  • Master Planning
  • Inter-Government Communication
  • Capital Planning
  • Proposal Development
  • Contractor evaluation & Analysis
  • Community Outreach
  • Risk Management
  • Budget Planning


What does is mean to be a Commissioner?

In addition to the responsibilities outlined by the IAPD, all Commissioners will be expected to meet these expectations.

All commissioners with a management assignment will have responsibility for day-today operations including contractors and employees. They will have overall responsibilities for issue/problem resolution, developing monthly reports to the board, tracking to annual approved budgets and reporting overages, communication with the Park District Manager, and escalate issues and concerns to the board as required. They will have responsibility for working with the Park District Manager to respond to any issues from government entities or residents related to the areas of responsibility.

They will have responsibility of strategic activities related to their assignment including: researching grant opportunities, interacting with county or government entities to develop long range plans for their area of responsibility; identifying capital improvements and projects, developing recommended financial plans during budget planning process, as well as contributions to the master plans.

What does it mean to…

Provide regular feedback regarding employee performance, set annual goals and direction, provide written feedback, complete written evaluations prior to annual budget planning and salary review.

Responsibility for oversite and direction of contract or contractor. Ensure contractor meets all agreed upon responsibilities within expected timelines. Ensure any issues or related activities are identified, documented and reported to the Park District Manager.

Board Policy Manual

The Grandwood Park Park District Board of Commissioners recognizes the need for a manual that contains Board policies and administrative procedures that facilitate the operation of the District on a day-to-day basis.

The Board approved this manual on September 12, 2012. The Board periodically reviews and revises the policies contained in this manual as it deems appropriate.