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Mundelein Resident Receives Outstanding Citizen Volunteer Service Award

The Mundelein Park & Recreation District congratulates and thanks Paul Lohr of Mundelein who recently received the Outstanding Citizen Volunteer Award at the Illinois Association of Park District’s (IAPD) Best of the Best Awards Gala. This award recognizes citizens’ volunteer efforts to enhance a park district, forest preserve, conservation, recreation or special recreation agency program, service, parkland, open space or facility.

Lohr has been a volunteer for Mundelein Park District’s annual programs for the past 13 years. He has dedicated his 4th of July to the Mundelein Freedom Classic 5K Walk/Run. He has often led the racers as the lead bike, acted as traffic control and worked water stations. He has added to Mundelein Park District’s Boo Bash Halloween event, Chase the Moon 5K (formerly The Chase), Margaritaville event at Barefoot Bay Water Park and even helped plant flowers at our Community Center entrance.

“Even though Paul has a demanding position with CF Industries, he has always had a great desire to be part of the fabric of his community,” said Margaret Resnick, Executive Director of Mundelein Park District. “Paul has sought out areas where he could give back to a community that has given so much to his family. Since he and his family appreciated the park district’s excellent services and programming, he chose to volunteer for the Park District as a way to pay it forward. He appreciated that he could volunteer with the MPRD and still spend time with his family. Paul is truly deserving of the IAPD Outstanding Citizen Volunteer Award.”

The 12th annual gala is a red carpet event for Illinois park, recreation, and conservation agencies. Attendees are motivated and inspired by stories of people working together to go above and beyond the call of duty to make Illinois a better place through parks and recreation.

From left to right: John Hoscheit, Chairman of IAPD Board of Trustees, Paul Lohr, Kevin Dolan, President, Mundelein Park & Recreation District Board of Commissioners

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