Mary Amato was recently named the new Weber Leisure Center manager. In her new position, she will oversee the operation and management of the Weber Leisure Center and its Fitness First health club, including facility programming and scheduling, and hiring and supervising staff. She will also serve on district special event committees and on the district’s safety committee.
In her previous position, Amato served as the Weber Leisure Center’s recreational services manager. Now, in addition to overall facility management, she will continue to oversee the planning, developing and managing of the center’s athletic and recreational programming for all ages, as well as summer sports camps, birthday party programming, special events, gymnasium operations, and the ‘Kids First’ childcare program.
Prior to her time at Weber, Amato managed The Exploritorium across town for nearly 11 years, leading the renovation of that facility in 2010, an upgrade that increased attendance and rentals by more than 50 percent. She also coordinated special events districtwide and annually co-coordinated the accreditation process for all 40 Skokie Park District summer camps. She won a district exceptional service award in 2011.
Amato received a bachelor’s degree in human development at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.