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Schedule, Agendas, & Minutes

Board Meetings

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at Viking Park, 4374 Old Grand Avenue (7:00pm).

If you have a park or program concern or suggestion, or if you would like to observe how the Park District operates, we encourage your attendance.

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Meet our Board Members


Jim Goshorn


Jim Goshorn has been a resident of Gurnee since 1993 with his wife, Mary Beth. Jim and Mary Beth have a daughter and son, both graduates of Warren Township High School and active participants in Gurnee Park District programs.

Jim holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is professionally employed as an operations manager at AbbVie.

Jim has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2009. Prior to the elected position, Jim was a volunteer coach and participant in multiple strategic and facility planning committees.


Vicki Paddock

Vice President

As a previous educator for over three decades, Vicki Paddock enriched the lives of countless students through her work in two different school systems. Through this role, and also as a mother to two wonderful sons, Vicki was able to see firsthand the importance of providing safe and engaging spaces for families. This is why, in 1993, Vicki decided to join the Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners.

As a member of the Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners for the last 30 years, Vicki has been a part of some of the district’s most notable successes. One of her favorite and proudest moments came in 2010 when the Park District won the coveted “Gold Medal”. This recognition validated years of hard work and commitment from the entire team, helping to showcase their dedication to delivering exceptional park and recreational experiences for all residents.

Looking forward, Vicki is excited to continue to play an active role in the future of Gurnee Park District – one that continues to thrive while also being a responsive resource to the Gurnee community.


Aaron Dalzot


After graduating from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Dalzot began his career in the industry working for organizations such as Walt Disney World Resorts, Major League Baseball, Orange County Parks and Recreation as well as the Park District of Oak Park. For the last five years, Dalzot has served the community of Lake Forest as a Program Manager. With a focus on the Lakefront facility in Lake Forest, Dalzot is not a stranger to the industry.  His professional responsibilities include staffing, programming and facility management for the City of Lake Forest.

As a resident of Gurnee for the last five years, Dalzot’s family has participated in swim lessons as well as Gurnee Park District’s before and after school CARE program. He also volunteers at Woodland School, where his children currently attend.

His reason for running for Park Board goes beyond his passion and involvement in the field.

“I wanted to show my young children that you can give back to your community and neighborhood.”

Dalzot is excited to give back to the Gurnee community, teach his children the value of volunteering as well as share his passion for drama and fine arts. Dalzot shared that there are a number of opportunities available to engage, grow and stay active throughout Gurnee.

“I’m looking forward to building upon the tremendous foundation already in place, especially relating to drama, theater and acting,” concluded Dalzot. 

Outside of parks and recreation, Dalzot enjoys sharing time with his wife Jessica and their two children, Starter and Annika. He is also an avid sports fan and music enthusiast, enjoying all genres from folk to metal and reggae.


Gerald Crews


Commissioner Gerry Crews was elected to the Board in April 2011. Gerry and his family have been residents of Gurnee for 25 years. He is active in community affairs such as: Gurnee Days, Exchange Club Events, and the annual Gurnee’s Relay for Life. Professionally, Gerry is a partner of JKR Financial Consultants, Ltd, a Retirement Planning Company, a Registered Representative with FSC Securities Corporation, graduate of University of Wisconsin’s CU Management School and has been in the banking, insurance and financial arena for over 30 years. He is a parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle and his younger children attend Warren Township High School.

Through the years, Gerry and his family have participated in many of the park district programs. “I am honored that the residents of Gurnee have elected me to serve as a commissioner on the Gurnee Park District Board. GPD has always provided a feeling of extended family to my wife and children through their exceptional programs and events. I look forward to bringing my passion for fiscal responsibility to future district planning and will focus on maintaining the high level of financial strength developed by my predecessors to ensure that such excellence continues to grow,” stated Crews.


Chrissie Popper


Chrissie is no stranger to Gurnee, having been a resident since 2005. As a Gurnee resident, Chrissie and her family have enjoyed participating in a variety of Park District programs, events, as well as making many visits to all of the wonderful parks available within the community. This is why when the opportunity to join the Gurnee Park District Board of Commissioners presented itself, she jumped on it.

For Chrissie, joining the Park Board provides not only a chance to give back to the community, but also the opportunity to be more involved with something she’s always had a passion for – parks and recreation. “I really look forward to giving my time to support the Park District and all it provides to the community,” shared Chrissie.

Chrissie holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Master of Science in Recreation and Sports Administration from Western Kentucky University.

Outside of Gurnee Park District, Chrissie and her family enjoy spending time outdoors, playing sports, and involving their dogs whenever they can.