Posted by David Grant
Barb led today‚Äôs meeting, which was held at Clarkson Park in Northfield.  We were delighted to be hosted by George Alexhof, the Executive Director of the Northfield Park District, who also spoke to us about the Park District.  George will be retiring at the end of this year after more than two decades as ED in Northfield.  He has a distinguished career at several other Park Districts including starting his career at the Winnetka Park District where he was involved in many new initiatives including starting the dog beach and renovating Skokie School.
 
As ED at Northfield, George supervised many exciting projects including:
  • 2001 purchase and development of Fox Meadow Park in collaboration with New Trier High School.
  • 2003 Clarkson Park Renovation in collaboration with Federal, State of Illinois, and local Northfield Parks Foundation private grants.
  • 2008 Willow Park Renovation with many of the same partners.
  • 2016 Community Center Renovation as part of the Park District facility Master Plan, which was adopted in 2014.
  • 2020 Clarkson Park Renovation.
George graciously attributed his many successful years to solid support and partnerships from the community of Northfield.  He is grateful for the cooperation of the Village, Schools, and other Northfield  municipalities through his years at the Park District.  Thank you George for your incredible impact in our community!