2017

Board of Commissioners
Northbrook Park District Commissioner Penelope Randel was awarded with the Mike Cassidy Commissioner Community Service Award from The Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)

Marketing and Communications Department
Third-Place Award for Electronic Communication—Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Showcase

2016

Finance
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (23 years in a row)

Marketing and Communications Department
First-Place Award for Electronic Communication, Third Place for Brochure Series—Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Showcase
Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Awards (IPRA)—Second Place for Sports and Recreation categories

Northbrook Sports Center Ice Skating

  • Synchro Skills 1 – Undefeated Season
  • Pre-Juvenile – Midwestern Sectional Champions (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Juvenile – Midwestern Bronze Medalists (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Juvenile – National Bronze Medalists (Rockford, IL)
  • Novice – Midwestern Silver Medalists (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Novice – 5th out of 13 (Rockford, IL)

Parks Department
Public Sector Energy Project Award: District received grant from Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program (PSEE) for $42,270.68

Performing Arts Department/Marketing and Communications Department
Outstanding Program Award from Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) for Oliver! the Musical

Sportsman’s Country Club
Mark Kosbab, Sportsman’s Golf Course Superintendent, awarded Environmental Leaders in Golf Award by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest

2015

Aquatic Staff: Meadowhill Aquatic Center and Northbrook Sports Center Pool
5-Star Lifeguard Award from Starfish Aquatics Institute

Finance
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (22 years in a row)
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association (14th consecutive year)

Human Resources/ Marketing and Communication Department
Workplace Wellness Award—Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)

Marketing and Communications Department
Second-Place Awards for Brochure Series and Paid Ad, Third Place for Electronic Communication—Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Showcase
Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Award (IPRA)—First Place for Sports category

Northbrook Sports Center Ice Skating 

  • Pre-Juvenile – Midwestern Sectional Bronze Medalists (Portland, OR)
  • Juvenile – Midwestern Sectional Silver Medalists (Portland, OR)
  • Juvenile – National Silver Medalists (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • Intermediate – Midwestern Sectional Silver Medalists (Portland, OR)
  • Intermediate – National Pewter Medalists (Kalamazoo, MI)

Sportsman’s Country Club
Achieved designation as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through Audubon International
Michael Wenzel, PGA Director of Instruction, received Top 50 Kids Teacher Award from U.S. Kids Golf (third time), designated Master Kids Teacher

2014

Aquatic Staff: Meadowhill Aquatic Center and Northbrook Sports Center Pool
5-Star Lifeguard Award from Starfish Aquatics Institute

Finance
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (21 years in a row)
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association (13th consecutive year)

Marketing and Communications Department
First-Place Award for Print Communication, Third-Place Award for Marketing Campaign—Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Showcase

Northbrook Sports Center Skating Programs
Teams Elite—ISI National Synchronized Skating Champions

  • Youth Formation
  • Youth Advanced Formation
  • Youth Skating

Sportsman’s Country Club
Michael Wenzel, PGA Director of Instruction, received Top 50 Kids Teacher Award from U.S. Kids Golf
Sportsman’s Country Club received Certificate of Achievement for Water Conservation from Audubon International

2013

Finance
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (20 years in a row)
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association (12th consecutive year)

Parks and Planning Department
Received accreditation, highest award from Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA)

Performing Arts Department
Awarded $10,025 grant from Illinois Arts Council Agency for Northbrook Theatre operating support

Northbrook Sports Center
2013 Outstanding Facility Award for National Event Participation from Ice Skating Institute
Teams Elite—ISI National Synchronized Skating Champions

  • Jr. Youth Formation
  • Youth Advanced Formation
  • Youth Skating
  • Senior Youth Skating

Leisure Services Supervisor Heather Aseltine inducted into the Park District Sports Hall of Fame

Sportsman’s Country Club
Michael Wenzel, PGA Director of Instruction, named “One of Best Teachers in State” by Golf Digest

2012

Finance
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (19 years in a row)
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association (11th consecutive year)

Marketing and Communications Department
First-Place Awards for Overall Showcase, Social Media and Green Marketing—Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) Agency Showcase

Northbrook Sports Center/Marketing and Communications Department
Northbrook-On-Ice—2012 Outstanding Special Event Award from Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)

Sportsman’s Country Club
Michael Wenzel, PGA Director of Instruction, received 2012 Top 50 Kids Teacher Award from U.S. Kids Golf
Two PGA Pros honored for custom club fitting—named PING Regional Club Fitter of the Year

2011

Finance
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (18 years in a row)
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association (10th consecutive year)

Marketing and Communications Department
“Give Us Your Best Shot” First Place Award in photo contest, Sports category—Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA)

Northbrook Sports Center 
Selected by Ice Skating Institute (ISI) to host national event—Winter Classic

Northbrook Sports Center—Teams Elite
ISI National Synchro Jr. Youth Formation Champions
ISI National Synchro Youth Skating Champions

Northbrook Sports Center—Icette Program
ISI National Synchro Dance Sr. Youth Champions
ISI National Synchro Dance Teen Champions

Parks Department
Village Green Field Named Schools and Parks Baseball Field of the Year—Sports Turf Managers Association

Performing Arts Department
Illinois Arts Council Grant of $10,000 (15th consecutive year for grant)

Sportsman’s Country Club 
Michael Wenzel, PGA Director of Instruction, received 2011 Junior Golf Leader Award from the Illinois PGA


2010

Aquatic Staff: Meadowhill Aquatic Center and Northbrook Sports Center Pool
5-Star Lifeguard Award from Starfish Aquatics Institute

Finance
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association (17 years in a row)
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from Government Finance Officers Association (9th consecutive year)

Human Resources Department
Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) “No Employee Left Behind Award” for commitment to employees’ well-being

Leisure Services Department/Marketing and Communications Department
Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Outstanding Special Event Award for Winter Carnival

Northbrook Speed Skating Club Olympians
Three speedskaters from Northbrook Sports Center competed in Winter Olympics:

  • Brian Hansen—silver medal in Men’s Long Track Team Pursuit
  • Lana Gehring—bronze medal in Women’s Short Track Relay
  • Mitch Whitmore—36th in Men’s Long Track 500 meter event

Northbrook Sports Center—Teams Elite
ISI National Synchro Youth Skating Champions

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) Shining Star 2010 Partner Agency of the Year

Performing Arts Department
Illinois Arts Council Grant of $8,000

U.S. Olympians compete in 2010 Winter Games