One Village... One Park District

Board of Commissioners

  • Byron Stanley

    Board President

    Byron Stanley was appointed to the Riverdale Park District Board of Commissioners in January 2015 and elected in April 2015. He is a lifelong resident of Riverdale, holding two Master’s degrees in Public Administration and Political and Justice Studies from Governors State University. Additionally, Byron holds degrees from Chicago State University (B.A.) and South Suburban College (A.A.) in Political Science. Byron is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Before serving as a Commissioner, he previously served the Riverdale community in many roles such as the Vice-President of the Riverdale Youth Advisory Board and as a Member of the Riverdale Historical Society. Byron is committed to the positive development of youth and family, believing this to be the responsibility of a strong, vibrant park district. He believes that the success of the Riverdale Park District is vital to the redevelopment of the Village of Riverdale and plans to ensure residents are proud of their investment.

  • Betty Ervin-Robinson

    Vice President

    Betty Ervin-Robinson is married and a mother of one, she is a true “sports mom” who enjoys taking and watching her son participate in various sports ranging from taekwondo, football, baseball, bowling, basketball, and golf. (She serves as the Team Mom).  Betty loves devoting her time to her community and is proud to serve the Riverdale Park District. She has also previously served on the Riverdale Chamber of Commerce and St. Benedict School Advisory in Blue Island and is currently a member of R.O.C. (Riverdale Organizing for Change).

  • Connie McChristian


    Connie McChristian has lived in Riverdale over 23 years and has been a commissioner since 2000. She is a member of Christian Covenant MBC 200 W. 115th St. Chicago IL. Under the leadership of Paster James W. Siler member of the National and Riverdale AARP # 3233 for over 12 years, she volunteers for the Thornton Township Senior Luncheons. She was employed by Sherwin Williams Paint Co. for 30 years. She has been a Member of a Fraternal Organization for over 20 years.

  • Pearl Jones


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