National Advisory Board

Sandra Whitmore


Sandra Whitmore brings more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles in parks and recreation organizations. She retired as director of recreation, parks, and cultural activities in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2004. Prior to this, she served, in succession, as superintendent of three park districts in Illinois—Northbrook, Highland Park, and Winnetka Park. Currently the chair of the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Sandra has also chaired numerous other parks and recreation committees.


  • M.S., Recreation and Parks Administration, Western Illinois University

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