New Executive Director Announced
Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Boehm as its new executive director.
Since the announcement of our current Executive Director, Debbie Kopas’ planned retirement in June, the H-F Park District Board of Commissioners has been hard at work in fulfilling its most important role as a Board: recruiting, interviewing, identifying and ultimately hiring the next Executive Director of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.
The Board conducted a national search in collaboration with GovHR, a highly reputable executive search firm specializing in running executive level searches for Park Districts and other governmental agencies. It was an incredibly competitive application process, resulting in dozens of qualified candidates
applying for this coveted role.
From this talented pool of applicants, the Board selected a subset of finalists with whom they met with and individually interviewed over the course of the last two months. Each of these candidates brought a unique set of strengths and experiences to the table that any agency would be very fortunate to have. That said, one of these candidates stood apart from the others.
While our executive search brought us amazing candidates from across the state of Illinois and the country, it also reinforced for us that the best Executive Director candidate was right here in our back yard all along.
A longtime resident of the H-F Community, Doug joined the H-F Park District in 2006 and has held a variety of leadership roles over his tenure including Ice Arena manager, Superintendent of Recreation, and Superintendent of Parks and Planning. Committed to the continual growth and development of HFPD staff, Doug is a valuable mentor to many. And while his experience is certainly admirable, it is only matched by his heart and his longtime love and commitment to the H-F community.
Doug is working with Debbie Kopas, the H-F Park District leadership team and the Board over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth and seamless transition. Congratulations to Doug on his new role, and thank you to Debbie for your 30+ years of tireless service and commitment to the H-F Park District and our community.