Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2007

Pickert accomplished much as board chairman

April 26, 2007

The city of De Soto Parks and Recreation Commission would like to recognize Doug Pickert for his dedication and commitment in serving as chairman of the board the past two-plus years. Doug brought park expertise to our team, and his efforts helped guide and direct the steps of the board as we worked to redefine our roles and responsibilities.

Under Doug's tenure, we restructured our by-laws, completed a Park Master Plan that will guide future decisions related to the development of city parks, and engineered momentum toward city approval for funding of two significant park projects to be developed over the next five years: the first phase of the Kaw River Park and the first phase of the Lexington/Commerce/skate park.

Doug was also instrumental in drafting several conceptual themes for smaller projects such as the shelter area being constructed alongside the city's aquatic center, and possibilities for city entrances planned in the next few years.

Doug will be missed, but we are sure to work with him in the future on upcoming city parks projects.

Doug Dailey, Ron Crow and Nancy Cook

The city of De Soto Park Boar

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