Board of Commissioners
The Belvidere Park District is a separate governing unit which levies its own tax to provide park facilities and recreation for the residents of the district. Innovative leadership starts with our community-elected, five member Board of Commissioners. Members of the Board of Commissioners are elected to four year terms and serve without compensation.
Mary Marquardt – President
Mary has been pillar of the board since 1987 and continues to lead the district into the future. She has been in the community of Belvidere for over 40 years. She is a life time member of the Boone County Historical Society and is an active member of The Parks and Conservation Foundation. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her 3 grandchildren, enjoying the arts, and time spent gardening.
Jean Twyning – Vice-President
Jean began her association with BPD as a six year-old pool patron and later became a swim instructor and lifeguard (11 yrs.). Now a retired District 100 biology teacher, she stays active in several organizations including Boone County Arts Council, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Boone County Community Foundation, Panhellenic Society, and Zion Lutheran Church. Jean actively promotes public recreation as a community asset. For 19 years she organized the KishWalk encouraging elementary children to raise funds for the Riverfront path system while exercising at school. Jean was awarded the 2006 “Doctor of Civic Betterment” title by the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce.
Paul McCaffrey – Secretary
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Sam An – Treasurer
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Mark Muccianti – Commissioner
Mark has been a long-term resident of Belvidere for over 35 years. He attended Belvidere schools from K-12 and stayed local graduating from Rockford College in 1996 with a degree in Accounting. After college he has worked for manufacturers in northern Illinois in various management roles. In the past ten years his primary role has focused on Finance Management. He hopes to be able to use his experience in operations and Finance Management to help the Belvidere Park District continue being a successful resource for the residents in Belvidere and Boone County.
Board meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
at 5 p.m. at the Baltic Mill Annex in Belvidere Park – 920 W. Lincoln Ave.