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Board Of Commissioners

The Dolton Park District’s mission is “to provide recreation and leisure opportunity for the health and wellbeing of the community”. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in the Dolton Park District Board of Commissioners, which consists of five Commissioners. The Board is elected on a nonpartisan, at large basis. Commissioners are elected to staggered six-year terms. This governing body is responsible, among other things, for passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees, and hiring the Park District Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the Board, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Park District, and for hiring qualified and professional employees.

Cleophus “Cleo” D. Jones, President
Technology, Safety, & Security Chair
Term Expires: 2023

Cleo's Bio

For over twenty-five years Cleo D. Jones has been a resident of the Village of Dolton, IL. In 2011 Jones was elected to the Dolton Park District Board of Commissioners and currents serves as the Board Presidents.

Jones desire to give back to the community with resources and create a safe space for the youth to proper encouraged him to become a commissioner. During his time as a Board Member, Jones has received numerous awards including, Master Board Member and Ten-Year Service Award from the Illinois Association of Park District (IAPD).

Jones resides in the Village of Dolton, IL with his wife Kimberly of thirty-four years. Together they share four children and three grandchildren. As a resident of the Village of Dolton, IL, Jones served as a coach and mentor for the Dolton Bears, Dolton Parks Grade School Basketball League, and Dolton-Riverdale Baseball League for over fifteen years earning him the Dolton Park District Steve Naddy Volunteer Award. Jones also served on the parent association for the District 205 Thornridge High School band.

Jones is currently employed with the Village of Calumet City.

Contact Cleo by emailing him at cjones@doltonparkdistrict.org

Gail Towers, Vice President
Finance & Permits Chair
Term Expires: 2025

Gail's Bio

For over forty-two years Gail Towers has been a resident of the Village of Dolton, IL. In 1999 Towers was elected to the Dolton Park District Board of Commissioners and currents serves as the Board Vice Presidents.

Towers attributes her desire to become a Dolton Park District Board of Commissioner to her family ties. Towers children have been involved in baseball, football, and Girl Scouts at the park district and her goal is for the park to flourish and circle back to its foundation with programs, community outreach, and educational services. During her time as a Board Member, Towers has received three service awards for Ten-Year, Fifteen-Year, and Twenty-Year from the Illinois Association of Park District (IAPD).

Towers resides in the Village of Dolton, IL with her husband Houston. Together they share four children and six grandchildren. Towers continues use her platform to educate the residents local home management. Towers is also a dedicated community volunteer and has had two successful restaurants in the Village of Dolton, IL.

Towers is currently employed with the Cook County Assessors Office.

Contact Gail by emailing her at gtowers@doltonparkdistrict.org

Kyle Rochelle, Commissioner
Recreation Chair
Term Expires: 2027

Kyle's Bio

For twenty-three years Kyle Rochelle has been a resident of the Village of Dolton, IL. In 2021 Rochelle was elected to the Dolton Park District Board of Commissioners where he became the youngest African American commissioners elected to the board.

Rochelle aspires to being his resource and utilizing his youthful ideas to being more activities to the park. Rochelle grows up in Dolton Park District being involved in several programs including Summer Camp.

Rochelle is currently employed with Thornton Township.

Contact Kyle by emailing him at krochelle@doltonparkdistrict.org

Sandra D. Wells, Commissioner
Human Resources, Compliance, & Communications Chair
Term Expires: 2027

Sandra's Bio

Sandra D. Wells was elected to the Dolton Park District Board of Commissioners in 2021.

Contact Sandra by emailing her at swells@doltonparkdistrict.org

Kevin A. Boens, Commissioner
Buildings & Grounds Chair
Term Expires: 2023

Kevin's Bio

For ten years Kevin A. Bones has been a resident of the Village of Dolton, IL. In 2021 he was appointed to the Dolton Park District’s Board of Commissioners to complete a remaining two-year term.

Boens passion behind becoming a commissioner is to help create safe environments that allow children to grow l, learn, and have fun despite the violence that occurs around them.

Boens resides in the Village of Dolton, IL with his wife Tonya. Together they share a family of five and recent welcomed their first grandchild. In his spare time Boens is heavily involved in the community and an active member S.K.O.O.P. (Stop Killing Our Own People), an affiliate of AF & AM, and P.O.E.T. (People Of Extraordinary Talent), Kevin has used his platforms to service the community.  Boens uses his platforms to serve the community as a martial arts instructor, feeding the homeless, and assisting with senior snow removal and much more.

Boens is employed with the Cook County Police Office.

Contact Kevin by emailing him at kboens@doltonparkdistrict.org