Richard A. Janor Park Board Candidate

Rich Janor is running for the Naperville Park District Board in the 2023 Naperville Consolidated Election.

A little background on Rich Janor

I have been a Naperville resident for over 15 years and have three school-aged children (3, 6, and 12). I’m also a business owner and executive, high school varsity baseball coach, author, and community volunteer. 

Why is Rich Janor running for the Naperville Park District Board?

I am seeking re-election to the Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners after being elected Board President three times by a unanimous vote of the other commissioners, a testament to my ability to work well with colleagues of many different backgrounds and viewpoints. 

I hope to continue in our efforts to maintain high resident satisfaction ratings, a AAA bond rating, a strong financial position, and a reputation for completing projects on time and under budget. Stewardship of some of Naperville’s most important assets is a high priority for my re-election campaign, including The Riverwalk, Centennial Beach, the Fort Hill Activity Center, the Knoch Knolls Nature Center, and our system of trails and pathways. 

The Park District must also remain innovative, flexible, and well-prepared to respond to increased resident demand for popular and high-growth activities such as pickleball. Finally, we need to closely review the Park District’s recent community survey results so that we can make data-driven decisions about how to best meet program and facility demands for activities like swimming and aquatics, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, baseball, hockey, fitness classes, tennis, football, lacrosse, summer camps, and senior programming.

From NCTV17

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