Kendall Coyne Schofield, Three-Time Olympian, Honored at Orland Park Board Meeting (Orland Park, IL) — The Village of Orland Park held its sixth board meeting Monday, March 21st. Among the items on the agenda was a proclamation honoring Kendall Coyne Schofield, who has won one gold and two silver medals in Women’s Hockey at the Olympics.
Proclamation Honoring Kendall Coyne Schofield, Orland Park’s Olympian
Kendall started her hockey career at Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park. She attended Carl Sandburg High School. Kendall earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Northeastern University. She led the NCAA in goals, goals per game, points per game, shorthanded goals and hat tricks, she was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female college ice hockey player in the United States along with an impressive list of awards while earning a GPA of 4.0.
Of her accomplishments, Kendall stated: “Everything I’ve done off the ice, I think that will always be more important than anything that’s done on the ice.”
She is a coach, a mentor, the first woman to work for the Chicago Blackhawks as a player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist, she is a co-owner of a women’s professional soccer team, she is a board member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association and she is now also an Author.
Mayor Keith Pekau extended the gratitude of the entire community and proclaimed Monday, March 21, 2022 as Kendall Coyne Schofield Day in the Village of Orland Park.
The proclamation can be read here.
Proclamation Honoring Chief Joseph Mitchell
Chief Mitchell rose through the ranks during his 27-year career, taking on the roles of patrol officer, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, commander, deputy chief of police and the Village of Orland Park’s Chief of Police for the past two years.
Chief Mitchell supervised the implementation of a partnership with Trinity Services to provide mental health services to those in need. He was actively engaged with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Illinois Special Olympics. Orland Park also saw the village’s first therapy dog under his tenure.
Mayor Keith Pekau recognized him for his 27 years of service.
The proclamation can be read here.
Other Agenda Items
(all approved unanimously)
- ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
2022-0234 Accounts Payable – Approval
- CONSENT AGENDA
A. 2022-0235 Payroll – Approval
B. 2021-0600 LaGrange Square Amendment II – Amendment to a Special Use Permit with Modifications, Site Plan, Elevations, and Landscape Plan
C. 2022-0202 LaGrange Square Amendment II – Ordinance Granting a Second Amendment to the LaGrange Square Special Use – Key Development Partners (45 Orland Square Drive)
D. 2022-0021 ITB 22-014 Generator, Transfer Switch, and UPS Maintenance – Rejection
E. 2022-0241 Granicus Three Year Contract Extension for GovAccess, Communications Cloud, Legistar, Legistar InSite, Government Transparency Suite, and Granicus Encoding Appliance Software Renewal Subscriptions
F. 2022-0185 Fire Hydrant Painting – Bid Award
G. 2022-0233 Wight and Company Engineering Agreement
- PUBLIC WORKS
2022-0209 Civic Center BAS Upgrade Project – Approval to Waive Bids
2022-0245 Grasslands Regional Flood Control Wet Basin Dredging – Change Order Request
- DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AND PLANNING
2022-0247 Zoning Map Update – Ordinance
- RECREATION AND PARKS
2022-0222 ITB #22-011 Baseball Field Start Up 2022
Kendall Coyne Schofield, Three-Time Olympian, Honored at Orland Park Board Meeting