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Posted on: July 18, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Gunter Retires From Park District After 40 Years Of Service

Ron Gunter Dedication

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: July 18, 2016

Longtime Director Ron Gunter recently retired from the Westmont Park District after four decades of service to the community. Gunter, who became Mayor of Westmont in 2013, will serve as a transition advisor with the Park District while he continues his position as Mayor of Westmont.

“Ron has been a great leader for the Park District for so many years,” said former Park District President Bob Bernas, who also recently retired. “The Park District has grown tremendously under his tenure. Westmont has been lucky to have Ron serve the community.”

Now with his retirement underway, Gunter plans to be even more involved in the community with his role as Mayor. Gunter recently became a grandfather for the third time and he plans to be very active in the lives of his grandchildren.

Following is a list of some of Gunter’s accomplishments over the years:

Westmont Park District Director - May 1977-May 2016
Chair of Westmont Centre/Project 2000 Committee - 1998-2000
Promote Westmont Commission member - 1995-2005
75th Anniversary Committee member - 1995-1996
100th Anniversary Committee Chair - current
Planning Commission Advisor - 1980’s
Westmont Lions Club member and Past President - More than 35 years
SEASPAR board member - Longest serving board member in the organization’s history
Westmont Historical Society Liaison
Westmont High School Athletics Coach - More than 15 years
Westmont Rotary Club member and Past President - More than 30 years
4th Degree Knights of Columbus
Chair of the Annual 4th of July Celebration & Community Parades

To honor Gunter for all of his accomplishments, the Westmont Park District dedicated its main facility in his honor as Ronald J. Gunter Administrative Center. The Village of Westmont thanks Ron for his 40 years of dedication to the community and wishes him a long and happy retirement.


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director
630-981-6245 -

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