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Statement on the passing of Park District Commissioner Kevin Dolan

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Commissioner Kevin Dolan, who died on Saturday, October 7. Kevin was a wonderful and supportive Park District Commissioner and part of our Mundelein Park & Recreation District family for over 26 years. He will be greatly missed.

During his long tenure, Kevin made a lasting contribution to our District, community, and the Parks & Recreation industry. His leadership influenced the awarding of grants, large park and facility construction projects, intergovernmental agreements, fiscal responsibility, staff and board development, and much more. Kevin’s exceptional volunteerism benefited the community.

“Kevin was instrumental in growing and advancing our District through his leadership, collaboration, support, involvement, and strategic thinking. He challenged the Board, and staff to think outside the box to become the best park and recreation agency in Illinois,” said Wally Frasier, Park District Board President. “The accomplishments are endless. His IAPD involvement was unprecedented as he valued growth and development and encouraged volunteering for all state-wide elected officials. He will be dearly missed.”

Kevin served on the state-wide board of the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD). In 2017, Kevin received the IAPD’s Mike Cassidy Commissioner Community Service Award, awarded to those who demonstrate the highest community service, personal integrity, and ingenuity. In 2019, Kevin was elected Chairman of the IAPD Board of Trustees. In 2021, he was recognized for his state-wide service, serving on the Board of Trustees and nearly every IAPD committee since 2013.

Should you wish to send your condolences to the family, we are accepting cards at the Mundelein Community Center front desk.

Our thoughts are with the Dolan family at this sad time, and for the continued recovery of their two sons and their friend.


Further information on Kevin’s impact on Mundelein Park & Recreation District and the Park and Recreation Industry can be found at:

2021: https://www.mundeleinparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Dolan-Recognized-for-State-Wide-Service-PR2.pdf
2017: https://www.mundeleinparks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/IAPD-Commissioner-Award-01232018.pdf

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