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Logansport Parks Administrator resigning after summer season

Last Updated on May 15, 2016 by cassnetwork

Logansport Parks Administrator Rich Brewer
Logansport Parks Administrator Rich Brewer

A man who went from serving on the Logansport Parks and Recreation Board to serving as the city’s parks administrator is stepping down from that position.

Rich Brewer, a Logansport native who has served in his current capacity for more than a year, has resigned, effective at the end of the prime city parks season on Labor Day weekend. Brewer indicated he is resigning to pursue another position within local government.

Mayor Dave Kitchell said he appreciates the commitment Brewer made to the parks and recreation department after the departure of Jan Fawley, who left to become the West Lafayette parks administrator.

“Rich inherited the unenviable task of following someone who was very successful at a time when there was massive transition not only within the parks board, but the city administration. I want to thank him publicly for agreeing to stay on for the summer so that it doesn’t leave us short-handed at the busiest time of the year in the parks. He also is permitting the parks board some lead time in choosing his successor. I wish he and his family nothing but the best.”

Brewer, whose father is a retired Logansport physician, began several initiatives during his tenure. One of those involves a canoe livery. He also has been involved with planning for the upcoming Dentzel Carousel Festival in August.

“This time as Parks Administrator has been a wonderful experience,” Brewer said. “In my short time here, we made significant progress on many long standing problems facing the Parks Dept. I will continue to work on several remaining issues before I leave. All the parks personnel are the best people to work with and I will miss working with them when I move on to my next adventure.”

SOURCE: News release from the Office of Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell

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