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Gina Aguilar welcomed as newest Lan-Oak Park District Board Commissioner

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 22, 2021) – The fifth and final seat on the Lan-Oak Park District Board was filled Monday night as Gina Aguilar took the oath of office during the park district’s board meeting.

Aguilar, along with her family, was present for the public meeting as the board of four commissioners officially voted to elect their fifth member. Aguilar said she was excited for the opportunity to serve on the board.

Lan-Oak Park Board
Gina Aguilar (second from right) poses for a photo with her family after her first board meeting as a Lan-Oak Park District Board Commissioner. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

The new commissioner fills the seat formerly held by Jim Long, who was elected to the District 158 Board of Education during the April 6, 2021, election. In May, new commissioners Christopher Gales and Lolly Lewis were installed, replacing former commissioners Micaela Smith and Karen Adams, respectively.

Members of the board serve without compensation and share a number of duties. These duties include formulating and approving policies to guide the planning, operations, activities, improvements, and maintenance of the park district’s parks and recreation programs, facilities, and services.

Park board meetings

Park Board meetings are held at The Eisenhower Fitness & Community Center on the third Monday of each month. Meetings are open to the public, with agendas posted on the park district website at least 48 hours before each meeting.

The Lan-Oak Park District is located in the Eisenhower Center at 2550 178th Street, Lansing, IL.

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.