MEPRD Board of Directors
Representing Madison County, Illinois
Harold Byers - Secretary
Jerry Kane - Treasurer
Gene Peters - President
Representing St. Clair County, Illinois
Earl McDowell, Sr.
Greg Yank - Vice President
Mike Buehlhorn - Executive Director
Bryan Werner - Planner
Rene' St. Peters - Administrative Assistant and FOIA Officer
Our History and Mission
Metro East Park and Recreation District (MEPRD) was formed by voters in November 2000, and is responsible for improving parks and developing trails in Madison County and St. Clair County, Illinois. MEPRD partners with local governments, special districts, and other jurisdictions who are engaged in the construction and management of park, trail and recreation projects. MEPRD is the first of its kind in Illinois, serving over half a million residents.
Mission: Metro East Park and Recreation District shall have as its primary duty the development, operation, and maintenance of a public system of interconnecting trails and parks throughout the counties compromising the district.
MEPRD is comprised of three full-time employees and six board members.
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 - Color (Vector)
MEPRD Logo - Black and White (Vector)