Karen Adams - Commissioner
Karen was elected to the Park Board in April of 2019. Karen and her husband,Dave, grew up in Roseland, where they graduated from Fenger High School. Karen and Dave moved to Lansing in 1964, with their children, Mike, Kathy, Bob and David (DJ). Their children attended Sunnybrook, Nathan Hale, Heritage, TFS and Illiana Christian.
They are members of Cornerstone Church, volunteers at the Lansing Food Pantry (which Karen is the Co-Chairman), board member of the Lansing Volunteer Recognition Committee, volunteer at Shedd Aquarium and a member of the Just For Fun Ukelele Strummers.
In 2013, Karen was chosen by Thorton Township Human Relations Committee as a Woman of Honor.
A few years ago, Karen and Dave made a committed decision to stay in Lansing. "Our hearts are here and we love this village, warts and all!"
Karen wants to be a part of the health of the town, She feels that parks serve so many purposes: a place for children to play together, for families to meet each other, for many forms of exercise and sports, for celebrations, a place to be quiet and to breathe. Parks are a place for recreation, which means re-creation.
"Thank you for your confidence on electing me to this board. I promise to do everything in my power to work alongside all those involved in the Lan-Oak Park District to make our parks a wonderful place to enjoy."