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Legislation #: 081260 Introduction Date: 12/18/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 12/18/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOLLY, SHARP, CIRCO AND RILEY
Title: Honoring Marcella Jones on her retirement after 29 years of dedicated service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

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12/16/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/18/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 081260

 

Honoring Marcella Jones on her retirement after 29 years of dedicated service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, Marcella Jones is retiring on December 31, 2008, after 29 years of dedicated service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri with the Parks and Recreation Department; and

WHEREAS, Marcella Jones joined the City in 1979 as a Zookeeper where she worked until 1989 before moving to Aviation for one year then returning to the Parks and Recreation Department with a promotion to Operations Manager at the Zoo where she worked until 2000 when she transferred to Conventions; and

 

WHEREAS, Marcella could not resist the pull of the Parks and Recreation Department and returned after a year to become Director of Lakeside Nature Center and then was promoted in 2004 to Superintendent of Parks/South Region Manager; and

WHEREAS, as the South Region Manager of the Parks and Recreation Department, Marcella Jones is responsible for the management of the trails, boulevards and parkways, community centers, and recreation, aquatics and athletic programs that occur from 63rd Street south and also manages the Lakeside Nature Center and the Departments natural area preservation and grow-native initiatives; and

 

WHEREAS, Marcella Jones has led the Departments efforts in the area of converting mowed lawn areas to more natural environments which has provided opportunities for educating the public about the value of the environment while simultaneously reducing maintenance costs for the City with the program being called Nature First, she has developed the Departments relationship with the southtown neighborhoods and organizations and is involved with the Three Trails Group and the Southtown Coalition as well as helping to bring online the new 46,000 square foot community center in Swope Park; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Marcella Jones on her retirement after 29 years of dedicated service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Marcella Jones in token of the Mayor and Councils respect and high regard and their best wishes for the long and happy retirement which she so richly deserves.

 

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