When the Naperville Park District executive director received a 3 percent raise this year, his annual salary climbed to $213,847, $14,000 more than that of the Naperville city manager.

The raise was granted despite criticism from at least one Naperville Park Board member, who called Executive Director Ray McGury’s pay excessive compared to the budget he oversees and amounted to over-taxation. Records from 2017 showed McGury’s salary topped that of other area park district directors by more than $50,000.

When combined with benefits — including a $7,200 car allowance and $10,000 in deferred compensation — McGury’s total compensation this year will be $288,305. That doesn’t include the $5,803.31 in pension he receives every month for the more than 20 years he spent with the Naperville Police Department.

SOURCE (Erin Hegarty with Naperville Sun) >> CONTINUE READING