Lee Kaseska: 2021 candidate for Naperville Park District board
City: Naperville-Clow Creek Farm
Age: Didn't answer
Occupation: Retired ER Nurse
Civic involvement: Treasurer of Clow Creek Farm HOA
Q: Why are you running for this office, whether for re-election or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you, and if so, what is it?
A: I would like to represent Naperville residents at the board. I'm retired and a veteran who is interested in giving back to my community.
Q: Did your park district continue to adequately serve its constituents during the disruptions caused by the pandemic? If so, please cite an example of how it successfully adjusted to continue providing services. If not, please cite a specific example of what could have been done better.
A: I believe that they did their best to provide for the community but now its time to open up.i
Q: In light of our experiences with COVID-19, what safeguards/guidelines should you put in place to address any future public health crises?
A: I think we have a heightened awareness to keeping everything clean and keeping everyone safe.
Q: How has the pandemic affected the park district's offerings and use of facilities. Are there other ways the park board can fulfill the mission of a park district during these times?
A: The NPD was shut down. Open up and social distance.
Q: How has the pandemic affected the park district's revenue? How has that been addressed on the expense side?
A: Their revenue has dropped like everyone else. Spending decreased in areas and spending increased in others.