ROCKFORD — The Rockford Park District moved a step closer tonight to naming a new executive director.
During a special meeting, the district’s Board of Commissioners interviewed Assistant Executive Director Jay Sandine for the position. In a room packed with Sandine supporters, the board was presented with a petition signed by hundreds of people urging the board to offer him the post.
After the interview, commissioners announced plans to enter into contract discussions with Sandine.
“Jay lives and breathes the Rockford Park District in every aspect of his life,” said board President Ian Linnabary. “His commitment to the institution is evident to everyone around him. We think he is the best choice to lead the Park District in the years to come.”