Worth-y of awards

The Worth Park District brought home two prestigious awards from the 2013 Illinois Park and Recreation Association/Illinois Association of Park District's annual conference. The park district was one of nine in Illinois to earn the IPRA's 2012 Workplace Excellence award. The park district earned 48 out of a possible 52 points.

Seen here accepting the Workplace Excellence award are Worth Park District director Carlo Capalbo and treasurer Sarah Redmond. The workplace excellence program encompasses the six dimensions of wellness - physical activity, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and environmental. Higher productivity and lower absenteeism are among the touted benefits of healthy employees.

Worth Park Board President Steve Werner was awarded the distinction of Master Board Member by the IAPD by earning 750 units through the association's board member development program.