Well now is the time to grab a nominating petition and start collecting those signatures. Two commissioners will be elected during the consolidated election on April 2nd, 2019, and this is a good way to get involved in helping shape your community. In order to be eligible, you need to fulfill these two requirements:

1. You must be a qualified voter residing in the Park District for at least one
year prior to the election.

2. Illinois law requires that any person who is behind in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the park district or who has been convicted of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony cannot serve on a park board.

Petitions can be picked up at the Darius E. Phebus Administrative Office of the Park District at 303 West University in Urbana from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday. Those interested in running are encouraged to attend board meetings — you can find the schedule here — as well as set up a meeting with Tim Bartlett, the Urbana Park District Executive Director, to learn more about the responsibilities of the office. You can get a general idea here.