SPRINGFIELD – On Tuesday in Springfield, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) welcomed the South Elgin Parks & Recreation Director to recognize her at a women’s brunch to honor the contributions of emerging female leaders from throughout the state.
“While we are fortunate in the 65th District to have phenomenal green spaces, they are kept maintained and brought life because of extraordinary workers like Kim Wascher,” said Rep. Ugaste. “It’s an honor to recognize Kim and her work to make her community a place to call home. Her work helps families and friends make lifelong memories and this is a well-deserved recognition.”
Kim Wascher has worked for 22 years in the field of parks and recreation. Kim began her career working in summer day camp programs and then became passionate about the field. She previously won the Myrtle Spiegler Gerberding Award for Public Service from the YWCA of Elgin.
Kim joined other female leaders from across the state who are each taking bold steps to make Illinois a better place to live and work. With the recognition brunch, the group also participated in a discussion on issues important to Illinois women and how the General Assembly can create policy reflecting their priorities.
The contributions of these women were further recognized by House Republican Leader Tony McCombie (Savanna) in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.