Updated: March 25, 2013 6:05AM
Oak Lawn Park District Commissioner Don Anderson has been elected to lead the board of trustees for the Illinois Association of Park Districts.
Anderson has been a member of the statewide association’s board since January 2007. The board has 19 members, and Anderson will be the chairman.
“Don is a great proponent of enhancing the quality of life in Illinois through the services of park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation and special-recreation agencies,” said Peter Murphy, the IAPD president and CEO.
The IAPD was created in 1928 and is considered the nation’s oldest state association for parks, recreation and conservation. Its members govern more than 390 park-related agencies in the state.
Anderson was elected to Oak Lawn’s park district board in 1977.