March is Women’s History Month, commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In honor of Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, and the Plainfield Park District’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Policy, we are highlighting some of the amazing women that work here.
First up is Guest Services Supervisor Cailee Butler, who joined the District full-time in 2022 after previously working in a variety of part-time roles at the District. If you’ve visited the Prairie Activity & Recreation Center, you’ve probably been greeted by Cailee’s outgoing personality and striking smile.
She first joined the District in 2012 as a swim lesson instructor at Ottawa Street Pool, later advancing to swim lesson manager (2019-2021), while also serving as a building supervisor (2019-2022).
Currently, Cailee oversees the registration experience, greeting customers, registering them for programs, overseeing refunds and cancellations, and handling various billing.
“I really enjoy being that consistent, friendly face, helping customers in whatever way possible,” Cailee said.
In addition to being a lifelong resident of Plainfield, Cailee’s fondest memory of the Park District is when she won for biggest fish at the Annual Fishing Derby at Van Horn Woods. Visiting local parks and the Games on the Go program are other favorite activities from growing up in the District.
“I love working for an employer that offers such an array of recreational opportunities,” Cailee said. “I feel like I help to have a positive effect on the community.”
Cailee is a graduate of Aurora University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She resides in Plainfield with her dog Oakleigh. The pair enjoy visiting local dog parks.