Gokhan Cukurova for Medinah park district
As a young couple with a growing family, my wife and I bought our home and moved to the area as first-time homeowners about 8 years ago. We knew this place would be ideal for us to grow old and raise our children to come. With the amount of green space and great schools, this was our future haven.
Even with three kids and two jobs, I found time to volunteer to coach youth soccer programs for our neighborhood kids. As we spent time with soccer, it dawned on me that a growing number of families sign up their kids to similar programs in neighboring towns instead of Medinah.
A few years ago, I started attending the monthly board meetings regularly and tried to be a voice for my community as best as I could, talked to my neighbors and other residents, parents wherever possible, and I realized that I was not the only resident who expected more from our district.
I strongly believe that with a board that is more engaged with the community, more hands on leadership, we can turn this ship around before it’s too late! That is why I am running for Medinah Park District Board. I look forward to speaking to you about our parks and hope to earn your vote.
Gokhan Cukurova for Medinah Park Commissioner