2.1 - Overall Planning Function within Agency

Standard:  The agency shall have planning functions with established responsibilities, including at least one staff member or consultant with planning capability. 

Suggested Evidence of Compliance:  Provide the responsibilities and functions of the planning entity.  Provide resumes of training and experience for staff and/or consultants who have planning capabilities.

Informational reference in the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, (2010), 3rd Ed., Chapter 7 – Planning for Strategic Management, pp. 120-121.

Agency Evidence of Compliance:

At the Park District of Oak Park, the Board of Commissioners provides for the planning of parks and facilities by working with the Executive Director and staff to hire the most qualified consultant for each individual project affecting or having an impact on the overall agency, including comprehensive system master plans, park master plans, as well as other studies and plans that will drive the future plans of the Park District.  Consultants hired for recent planning projects have included:

Project Consultant Evidence of Experience
Comprehensive Master Plan Daniel Grove, RLA, LEED AP for Lakota Group Resume on LinkedIn (full profile screenshot below)
Carroll Park & Field Park Master Plan Updates Josephine Bellalta, RLA, ASLA for Altamanu Inc. Resume on LinkedIn (full profile screenshot below)
Fox Park & Longfellow Park Master Plan Updates Darrell E Garrison, ASLA, PLA, CPSI for Planning Resources Inc. Resume on LinkedIn (full profile screenshot below)
Athletic Field Maintenance and Operations Plan Barbara Heller for Heller and Heller Consulting, Inc. Resume on LinkedIn (full profile screenshot below)

Agency Self Assessment: MET