Magazine article Parks & Recreation

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Magazine article Parks & Recreation

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Diane Dillow has been named executive director of the Warrenville (Ill.) Park District. Dillow will be responsible for the overall management and direction of parks, recreation programs, leisure services, and facilities provided and operated by the district. A graduate of Illinois State University, Dillow spent 17 years as director of leisure services for the Batavia Park District, and has worked with Arlington Heights Park District, Fox Valley Park District, Carol Stream Park District, and Sand Springs Recreation Department, in Oklahoma. She is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association, Illinois Parks and Recreation Association, and Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association.

Youngkhill Lee, Ph.D., has assumed the position of associate professor in the department of recreation and park administration at Indiana University. He will teach primarily in the area of therapeutic recreation. While specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, he has published numerous papers that have examined the role of leisure in the process of adjustment to spinal cord injuries. He serves as an associate editor for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal and the Annual in Therapeutic Recreation.

James E. Niskanen has recently been appointed director of the community services and neighborhood connections department for the city of Modesto, Calif. In his new role, Niskanen will oversee a department with 237 full-time and part-time employees and a budget of $7.3 million. The department oversees administration, recreation services, the Modesto Centre Plaza convention center, and John Thurman Field, a Class-A professional baseball stadium. It also manages the city's three municipal golf courses, the Tuolumne River Regional Park, and more than 65 neighborhood and community parks, and implements hundreds of recreational community programs throughout the year.

Jacklyn Ohlinger has joined the staff of the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District in Rochelle, Ill., as the superintendent of recreation. Ohlinger will organize and supervise the district's recreation programs. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a degree in sports business, and is presently pursuing a master's degree at NIU in athletic administration. …

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