Our History and Mission
The Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) was formed by voters of Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois in November 2000. MEPRD partners with local governments, special districts, and other jurisdictions for the purposes of developing and improving parks, recreational facilities, and trails throughout the two-county area. MEPRD also increases awareness and use of these amenities by providing related maps, data, statistics, and marketing materials.
Mission: Metro East Park and Recreation District shall have as its primary duty the development, operation, and maintenance of a public system of interconnecting parks and trails throughout the counties comprising the district.
MEPRD has three full-time employees and six board members.
MEPRD Board of Directors
Representing Madison County, Illinois
Mark Achenbach - Secretary / Treasurer
Jerry Kane - Vice President
Representing St. Clair County, Illinois
Barbara Hohlt - President
Bryan Werner - Executive Director
Grant Coordinator - Cole Preston
Rene' St. Peters - Administrative Assistant and FOIA Officer
MEPRD required postings
Click here to see MEPRD's FY 2020 (July 1 - June 30) budget.
Click here to see MEPRD's organizational chart.
Click here to see MEPRD's employee compensation listing.
MEPRD's FY 2019 report and financial statements (in progress).
Click here to see MEPRD's FY 2018 report and financial statements.
Click here to see MEPRD's FY 2017 report and financial statements.
Click here to see MEPRD's FY 2016 report and financial statements.
Click here to see MEPRD's FY 2015 report and financial statements.
FAQ's and Information Requests
For additional information about MEPRD please visit the frequently asked questions page or review the Metro East Park and Recreation District Act. Click here for information about the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and related requests to MEPRD.
Click here to download MEPRD's Long Range Development Plan.
Click on the links below to download a vector version of MEPRD's logo. Two files have been provided; a color version and a black/white version. MEPRD prefers the use of the color version, however the black/white version can be used if all other sponsor logos are black/white.
Please note: most individuals do not have software capable of opening vector files, e.g. Adobe Illustrator, but the graphic designer/t-shirt designer/printer will have. Please forward the file(s) or this page link to them. A vector version of MEPRD's logo should be used in all instances.
MEPRD Logo - Full-Color version (Vector)
MEPRD Logo - One-Color version (Vector)