Issued the following announcement on Sept. 13.
This morning, Jeanne Ives was in Downers Grove to visit SEASPAR (the Southeast Association for Special Parks & Recreation).
In a Facebook post, Ives praised the organization and the Downers Grove Park District saying, "SEASPAR in Downers Grove is serving people with developmental disabilities with great results. This is a model that should be replicated. Thank you to Executive Director Matt Corso and Downers Grove Park District Director Bill McAdam for taking the time to talk with us about their many accomplishments in serving their community and the challenges they face from government."
SEASPAR is recognized as a special recreation association by the Illinois Association of Park Districts and is an extension of the services of its twelve member entities. It is governed by a Board of Directors which represents each of these members.
SEASPAR is committed to our mission of providing dynamic recreation programs and quality services for our residents with disabilities. Their vision is to enable our participants to discover abilities, achieve potential, and realize dreams. They operate with the core values of fun, excellence, service, respect, and accountability.