Pritchard Honored by Park Districts

Chicago—State Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) was one of four individuals named ‘Legislator of the Year’ during the Illinois Association of Park Districts convention for his efforts in supporting park district programs and responding to park district issues. Others recognized were Representative Carol Sente, Senator Christine Radogno and Senator Thomas Cullerton.

Pritchard, said over the years he has seen how well- run park districts become a major asset for their communities.  “Parks and their programs attract new residents, engage residents in constructive activities and encourage healthy life styles.  I have been impressed by not only park district summer activities for youth, but also their after school, food nutrition, and educational programming throughout the year” he said.   

“As one concerned about the natural environment,” Pritchard said “parks provide open space for people in our towns and cities to enjoy the beauty of nature, find inner peace and provide sanctuaries for future generations.”  The legislator said he was fortunate to have a number of outstanding park districts in his area that inform him about issues and give him background that is helpful during legislative debate.