Karol Komar is the Facilities Manager for the Tinley Park – Park District. She has been active in the recreation industry for 22 years. Komar’s career began with the district as the fitness center manager, in 2001 Karol was appointed to Facilities Manager, responsible for the new 70,000 square foot Bettenhausen Recreation Center, White Water Canyon, a 5 acre Water Park in addition to overseeing the current fitness center. Since 2001 the original water park has gained a spray ground and the new fitness center and indoor pool opened in 2013. Karol is involved in all aspects of these properties including marketing, sales, maintenance, lifeguard, staff training, membership accusation and also their in-house concessions. In 2013 Karol and her staff were presented with the Executive Directors Award from the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. Karol was the recipient of the World Waterpark Association Kelly Ogle Memorial Safety Award in 2014 and is currently the Chair of the WWA Public Sector Committee.