Congratulations to Kansas City Parks Director Mark McHenry, who was honored with a leadership award from the Southtown Council at their annual awards luncheon. The community gathered on October 19th to celebrate outstanding accomplishments and contributions of area businesses, institutions, neighborhoods, organizations and individuals.
McHenry plans to retire at the end of 2018 after a generation of leadership dedicated to the Kansas City Parks Department. He was honored by the Southtown Council for his 44 years of dedicated service and for the significant role he has played in the development and expansion of South KC.
The Southtown Council was formed in 1982 by a small group of business, institutions and neighborhood associations to work collectively on economic and community issues in the area. Its 35 year record of achievement includes $19 million in public improvements, a new Troost Avenue streetscape, the city's best business and neighborhood communications network, small business and neighborhood advocacy and sound development planning.
Congrats to you, Mark, and thank you for your years of service to Kansas City!