Who is Roger?

Incumbent UPD Commission and Former Member / Chair of the UPD Advisory Committee

As a seasoned leader with 32 years of professional experience on boards and committees, Roger has the knowledge and background to effectively serve as a commissioner for the Urbana Park District. In fact, Roger is currently an incumbent Urbana Park District Commissioner and past member and chair of the Urbana Park District Advisory Committee. On a personal level, Roger is a nature lover with a deep appreciation of Urbana’s parks and natural areas and an active volunteer recognized by East Central Illinois Master Naturalists for more than 1,000 hours of service.

" As an historian of Meadowbrook Park, a past member of the Park District’s Advisory Committee (UPDAC), and now a park commissioner, I am grateful for what past park district team members have brought into existence. I want to continue to help develop the future of our parks and programs."

Why Vote For Roger  

1. He knows Urbana’s parks and has a first-hand understanding of how the       Urbana Park District operates. 

2. He has a proven track record of serving this and other Illinois communities.

3. He votes in the best interests of Urbana. 

4. He has supported and will continue to support the Four Pillars of the Park District’s strategic planning initiative. 

"Some of my favorite park memories involve hearing third graders cheer at finding Virginia bluebells in Busey Woods, watching fourth graders quietly turn to see a bright orange oriole I’d found in their outdoor “classroom,” and seeing people of all ages and ethnicities dance at a neighborhood night.

Enjoy the Urbana Park District’s parks and programs , but remember they are the creation of an informed and active community.


Vote on April 2nd for your Park Commissioners.

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