WHEREAS, Mr. Jameel Jones’ has dedicated twenty-three (23) years of exemplary service to the Champaign Park District from 1999-2023, including eight (8) as Director of Recreation from 2015 to 2023;and
WHEREAS, in realization of his consistent commitment of time, energy, and expertise to the betterment of the community and Park District through continual involvement and investment in valued partnerships such as the Illinois State Recreation and Park Administration Advisory Council, Crisis Nursery, Community Leadership Board of OSF Hospital, Champaign County Community Coalition, University of Illinois Campus and Community Compact; Bristol Place Development Committee and so many more; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Jones’ teamwork and leadership aided staff in achieving the Park District’s mission to provide parks, recreation, and cultural arts through his passion to serve ALL, his investments in coaching and mentoring staff and community members, and his leadership in launching innovative programs and facilities such as the Martens Center and so many more; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Jones has not only been an essential member of the Park District, but also a supportive foundation for his department, research, intern programs, Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation, special events, the Virginia Theatre, grants, art shows, dance, theatre, preschool, Comm Unity Matters, sponsorships, donors, students, athletes and so many more;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Champaign Park District Board of Commissioners acknowledges Jameel Jones’ exceptional career, representing all the residents of the Park District, and hereby recognizes his meritorious service to record it in the permanent records of the Champaign Park District for all to witness and remember.
APPROVED by the President and Champaign Park District Board of Commissioners this 26th day of July, 2023.