The Oregon Park District was one of five park districts in Illinois to be recognized on Jan. 19 as an Exceptional Workplace by the Illinois Park and Recreation Association at the IPRA annual business meeting.
The Exceptional Workplace award is administered by IPRA to recognize agencies that show a commitment to the well-being of their employees.
Agencies undergo a voluntary evaluation process to demonstrate they have met guidelines to provide employees with the opportunity for a well-balanced life from the inside out.
The Exceptional Workplace criteria includes staff wellness programs, continuing education, team building, community involvement, risk management, professionalism, and much more.
The Oregon Park District received the highest score possible with 50 out of 50 possible points.
“The Oregon Park District is proud to receive the Exceptional Workplace Award,” said Executive Director Erin Folk. “Oregon is a great place to live, work and play for our patrons and the same applies to our employees. Having healthy employees is paramount to having a healthy agency with higher productivity and happier people.”
Oregon Park District Board Commissioners Mark Tremble, Gary Davis and Dan Engelkes accepted the award on behalf of the district.