A Message from the General Manager
On the eve of the final day of our Emergency Child Care program, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your extraordinary efforts over the past few months in serving our city and providing peace of mind to our health care workers, DSWs and other essential frontline workers.
It seems like a lifetime ago that we scrambled to stand up the program in just 72 hours in response to the coronavirus emergency, and 12 weeks later, we’ve proven yet again that our staff– recreation, custodial, structural maintenance and admin— is creative, dependable and resourceful in the face of adversity.
Our recreation division, in particular, was resilient as the program evolved and changed over several weeks, and Lorraine Banford and her staff are to be commended for meeting the moment with grace.
I’ve asked Lorraine and her managers to name a few of the employees who played major roles in our success over the past several weeks, and I want to thank the following individuals for their continued leadership, dedication and professionalism:
- Sarah Angel
- Nathan Birnbaum
- Chris Boettcher
- Cherease Coats
- Anne Marie Donnelly
- Monica Ferrey
- Nate Ford
- Jennifer Hom
- Michelle Lee
- Rico Lyles
- Tomoko Nakazato
- Greg Perieff
- Maria Platzer
- Gerald Reader
- Jeanne Sharei
- Emily Vasquez
I’m proud of our team.
Our department’s budget team is looking for some creative, inspired ideas that may help offset new budget constraints as the City begins its recovery from the effects of the coronavirus health emergency.
People are relying on their parks and recreational activities now more than ever, however, to maintain a high level of service to the public, we’re looking for creative new revenue streams.
If you have an idea on how we can create new revenue streams, we want to hear from you! Complete this form to submit your ideas (you can submit multiple forms, one for each idea). If you submit your idea before June 5, it may be included in our budget proposal, however, feel free to submit ideas until June 28 at 8 p.m.
Leave Overview Coffee Chat
Want to learn more about Covid-19 leaves? We’ve seen changes at the federal, state, and local levels, and while the situation continues to evolve, we wanted to give you an opportunity to hear from a panel of RPD HR staff about the leave changes. We will be hosting a Teams virtual coffee chat on June 18th at 10am, please use this link to add it to your calendar and access the meeting. We will be providing general Covid-19 leave information at the coffee chat, and answering any general leave questions submitted through this survey. The survey will be open until Wednesday, June 10th at 5pm. Bring your coffee/tea/water, we hope to see you there!
NOTE: If you would like leave information specific to your situation, please contact HR directly, this is not the forum to receive personal advice on leaves.
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