The View From Denny Park
Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor
Kenneth R Bounds, Superintendent
No. 37. May 22, 2003
A periodic electronic newsletter
about Parks and Recreation news, programs, projects and events
from Seattle Parks & Recreation Superintendent Ken Bounds
The View from Denny Park: News and Views from the Superintendent
PATRICIA MCINTURFF LEAVING FOR HSD
Late last week, Mayor Greg Nickels named Parks Deputy Superintendent
Patricia McInturff as his nominee for director of the Citys
Human Services Department (HSD).
The Mayor chose Patricia after receiving advice from both citizens
and a search committee that considered candidates from across
I am biased, but I think Patricia is the perfect choice. In her
five-year tenure at Seattle Parks and Recreation, Patricia has
been an outstanding and invaluable administrator, helping me with
almost every aspect of managing and leading this large and diverse
agency. In particular shes focused on issues related to
children and youth, senior adults and health. She also was instrumental
in developing and implementing the $198.2 million Pro Parks Levy.
Before coming to Parks, she ran Senior Services of Seattle/King
County and served as a director for Seattle/ King County Public
Health. The Municipal League honored her in 1994 as the Outstanding
Public Employee of the Year.
Of course, I have very mixed feelings about this news. I will
miss her superb management and leadership skills, her tenacity
to get things done against all odds, and her unfailing good humor.
I wish her well in her new position at HSD and look forward to
forging even stronger bonds between our two departments.
Patricia will begin work at HSD in early June, after she returns
TERRY HOLME JOINS PARK BOARD
Earlier this week, the City Council confirmed the appointment
of Terry Holme to the Board of Park Commissioners. Terry has been
involved in youth soccer for many years as a coach, president
of the Mt. Baker/Lakewood Youth Soccer Club, and a commissioner
of the Seattle Youth Soccer Association. He also has been active
in the Seattle Sports Advisory Council. Terry owns Holme Builders,
a residential restoration and remodeling business, and resides
in the Mt. Baker neighborhood.
I will be in touch soon.