Westmont mayor ends 40-year career at park district

Longtime Director Ron Gunter recently retired from the Westmont Park District after four decades on the job.

Gunter, who became the mayor of Westmont in 2013, will serve as a transition advisor with the park district while he continues his position as village mayor.

“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. He recently became a grandfather for the third time, and Gunter said he plans to be very active in the lives of his grandchildren.

To honor Gunter for all of his accomplishments, the Westmont Park District dedicated its main facility in his honor, naming it the Ronald J. Gunter Administrative Center.

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