Lockport Township Park District wins the 2017 Distinguished Accredited Agency Award. Click here for more information.
A message from the Illinois Association of Park Districts, IAPD, to our residents and stakeholders. . .
During the past several months, IAPD has been working closely with aQity Research & Insights to analyze the results of an IAPD-funded survey pertaining to the W-2 employment and revenue data of IAPD member agencies, of which, the Lockport Township Park District is a member.
The report contains impressive statewide results, including key findings such as:
- Park districts, forest preserves, conservation districts and special recreation agencies employ more than 67,000 people statewide.
- These jobs represent nearly $720 million paid in wages and compensation.
- More than 62% of any agency’s employees live within the district where they work.
- Roughly half of these jobs provide important early work experience for younger adults (ages 25 and under).
- Statewide, just over half of agency revenues come from non-tax sources, including earned revenue (program fees and memberships) and other sources (grants, donations, interest, etc.)
In these ways, the Lockport Township Park District is a significant employer and contributor to the local economy as well as creating self-sustaining revenue options as a way to limit dependency on local property taxes.
For more information, contact iapd@ILparks.org.
Lockport Township Park District wins the “Exceptional Workplace” Award from the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association. Click here to read more.
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