Rockford Park District
Helping People Enjoy Life!

Board Info

Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners is ultimately accountable for everything that happens at the Rockford Park District. They are five people who are elected to serve six-year terms, and volunteer their time to serve because they care deeply about the community and want to preserve the Rockford Park District's legacy.

They believe parks and recreation are essential to quality of life in the Rockford Park District, resulting in a high return on investment of available resources. The Rockford Park District believes recreation is vital to people's health and well-being, and plays an important role in a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Your Rockford Park District Board always welcomes your participation in and communication about how the Park District is performing.

Please feel free to send them a letter in care of the Rockford Park District:

401 South Main StreetSte 110
Rockford, IL 61101-1321

You can also contact our commissioners directly, their contact information is listed below.

  Ian K. Linnabary  President     Phone:  815-621-5448   E-Mail >     Term Expires:  2019

Ian K. Linnabary

Phone: 815-621-5448
E-Mail >

Term Expires: 2019

  Scott Olson  Vice President     Phone:  815-963-6521  E-Mail >    Term Expires:  2023

Scott Olson
Vice President

Phone: 815-963-6521
E-Mail >

Term Expires: 2023

  Jack L. Armstrong  Secretary     Phone:  815-398-2974   E-Mail >     Term Expires:  2019

Jack L. Armstrong

Phone: 815-398-2974
E-Mail >

Term Expires: 2019

  Julie Elliott    Phone:  815-282-9082   E-Mail >     Term Expires:  2021

Julie Elliott

Phone: 815-282-9082
E-Mail >

Term Expires: 2021

  Tyler Smith    Phone:  815-636-8500   E-Mail >     Term Expires:  2021

Tyler Smith

Phone: 815-636-8500
E-Mail >

Term Expires: 2021


Board Meeting Schedule & Minutes

Meetings are generally held one to two Tuesdays each month at the Rockford Park District Webbs Norman Center, 401 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101, in the first floor board room (unless otherwise noted - see calendar to the left.)

Public comment opportunities are offered at the start and end of each meeting.  Notice will be given, in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, if dates and/or locations are changed.

< 2018 Regular Meeting Schedule >

< Meeting Materials, Agendas, Minutes >

Staff contact:  Jenny Johnson, Board Recording Secretary, at 815.987.8826 or


For the Rockford Park District to be the best urban park and recreation system in North America, as measured by national standards and the citizens we serve.


To 'help people enjoy life' by providing a quality park and recreation system.