Chicago Park District Board Appoints Rosa Escareño as General Superintendent

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During its monthly meeting, the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners appointed Rosa Escareño as the District’s General Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer, welcomed public servant and youth advocate, Sharif Walker to his first meeting as the Board’s newest Commissioner and heard presentations on two District programs that bring vital opportunities to Chicago’s neighborhoods. The meeting was held at Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine in the Near West community. Escareño’s appointment follows seven months of serving as Interim General Superintendent and CEO since last October. During this time she has sustained the District’s operations while facilitating fundamental growth for the organization, including implementing policy change to create the Office of Prevention and Accountability. The first office of its kind, OPA will be empowered to prevent misconduct and hold wrongdoers accountable through fair, independent and thorough investigations into allegations of misconduct by park employees and patrons.

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