Ronald D. Lehman is a founding member of the National Association of Park Foundations. He currently serves as a Commissioner at the Channahon Park District where he has served for over 43 years. Under his term, the Channahon Park District earned the coveted NRPA Gold Medal Grand Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in 1997. Ron has also served the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for over 12 years; serving as Chairman of NRPA for six years and as Trustee for six years. He also has served as President of the Illinois Association of Park Districts Board of Directors, with 10 years of service on the Board, and as Chairman of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission for 5 years.