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Parks group calls Biss ‘outstanding’

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The Illinois Association of Park Districts has given State Rep. Daniel Biss of Evanston its Outstanding Legislator of the Year award.

Rep. Biss, flanked by IAPD Chairman Wally Frasier and IAPD President/CEO Peter Murphy.

The Illinois Association of Park Districts has given State Rep. Daniel Biss of Evanston its Outstanding Legislator of the Year award.

Biss has shown "tremendous support of advancing parks and creating recreational opportunities throughout Illinois,” said Peter Murphy, the park group's president and chief executive officer.

“He understands and recognizes the important role park districts, forest preserves, conservation, recreation, and special recreation agencies have in the lives of Illinois citizens.”

Representative Biss supported legislation that ensured the protection of private information of children who participate in park, recreation, and conservation agency programs.

The award was presented at the association’s recent annual awards luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, attended by more than 1,500 park and recreation elected officials and professionals.

IAPD was established in 1928 and is the oldest state association for parks, recreation and conservation in America.  The association serves more than 2,100 elected park, recreation and forest preserve district board members who govern more than 390 agencies employing 40,000 individuals.

IAPD strives to improve Illinois’ quality of life through park districts, forest preserves, conservation and recreation agencies by establishing grants and other new revenue streams for park land, facilities and services; educating the public about the positive effects parks and recreation have on communities; and meeting the problem of decreasing open space in Illinois.

 

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