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Legislation #: 180162 Introduction Date: 3/8/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JUSTUS, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, JAMES, JR., CANADY, REED, TAYLOR, FOWLER, LUCAS, WAGNER, LOAR AND SHIELDS
Title: Honoring and recognizing Mark McHenry on the occasion of his election as President of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

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3/6/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/8/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180162

 

Honoring and recognizing Mark McHenry on the occasion of his election as President of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

 

WHEREAS, Mark McHenry was elected in September 2017 as President of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA); and

 

WHEREAS, Mark is the is first and only director to lead this organization; and

 

WHEREAS, AAPRA is an organization of distinguished practitioners and scholars committed to the advancement of the park and recreation field; and

 

WHEREAS, the Academy was established in 1980 to advance knowledge related to the administration of recreation and parks by encouraging scholarly efforts and to promote a broader understanding of the importance of parks and recreation for the public good; and

 

WHEREAS, members must have served for at least 15 years in a high level of administration in a park and recreation agency, as a recognized educator in parks and recreation administration, or they must manage a park and recreation department for an agency with a population of more than 500,000; and

 

WHEREAS, Mark has served in Kansas City’s Parks and Recreation Department for 45 years, 15 of which have been in the position of Director; and

 

WHEREAS, Mark is an example of the dedication and excellence of Kansas City’s employees; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Mark on his election and thank him for his dedication to the people of Kansas City; 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 Mark McHenry with the appreciation of Mayor and Council for success in his leadership position.

 

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