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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to
3recognize David "Dave" Johnson for his dedication to the
4Schaumburg Park District; and
5    WHEREAS, Dave Johnson has served on the Schaumburg Park
6District Board of Commissioners for the past 50 years; and
7    WHEREAS, During his tenure, Dave Johnson has served in
8various positions on the Schaumburg Park District Board,
9including as president several times; he currently serves in
10the role of secretary; and
11    WHEREAS, Through the Schaumburg Park District Board, Dave
12Johnson has overseen almost every staffing, land acquisition,
13park development, and financial matter, including reviewing
14every bill and financial report of the park district's $40
15million budget; and
16    WHEREAS, Dave Johnson has represented the Schaumburg Park
17District Board through his involvement with the Illinois
18Association of Park Districts (IAPD), where he chaired the
19Joint Distinguished Park and Recreation Accreditation
20Committee for three terms; he has also served on numerous
21state committees, some for decades; and



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1    WHEREAS, Dave Johnson has received several accolades for
2his commitment to the Schaumburg Park District Board,
3including being named the 2016 Commissioner of the Year by the
4IAPD; more recently, he was honored for his half century of
5exceptional service at the IAPD's 2023 Best of the Best Awards
6Gala; and
7    WHEREAS, Outside the park and recreation field, Dave
8Johnson has further served the Village of Schaumburg community
9through a number of organizations, including as a founding
10member of the Bikeways Committee, a founding member and past
11chairman of the Airport Commission, awards chairman of the S-H
12Seniors Golf League, and as a member of the Schaumburg Park
13Foundation, the Spring Valley Nature Club, the Schaumburg
14Garden Club, and the Hoffman Estates Garden Club; he has also
15been involved in various civic organizations; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we recognize David
18"Dave" Johnson for his dedication and service to the
19Schaumburg Park District for the past 50 years, and we thank
20him for serving as an inspiration to the park and recreation
21field through his work as a commissioner on the Schaumburg
22Park District Board and as a member of the Illinois
23Association of Park Districts (IAPD); and be it further



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to Dave Johnson as an expression of our esteem and