Cathleen McDermott

We are writing to ask for your vote on Tuesday, April 4. Together, we have served on the Park District of Forest Park board since 2005. In those 12 years, the park district has changed immeasurably. We are proud of the improvements that have been made, which include the renovation of the Administration Building, ballfields, skateboard park, tot lot, soccer field and, of course, the purchase and development of the Roos property. 

The Roos property will allow the park district to offer a wider variety and diversity of programming to our residents, utilizing both the multipurpose gym and open space. 

A Master Comprehensive Plan was adopted and recently revisited to ensure we are addressing the needs of our ever-changing community. 

We have purchased a new computer software system that will allow the park district to communicate more effectively and efficiently with our residents in a consistent manner. 

Throughout our tenure, we have not always seen eye to eye on every issue. However, we both share a passion for the village of Forest Park, and especially the park district. We have found common ground to make the best decisions for our residents. 

Our goal for the next six years is to make the park district a year-round venue with amenities that appeal to all of our residents. We are committed to offering the best recreational opportunities to all the residents of Forest Park. 

We ask for your continued support and encourage all to vote Tuesday, April 4.

Cathleen McDermott and Roy J. Sansone 

Candidates for park district commissioner