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KC Parks director to retire in July

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 12:23:41-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation Director Terry Rynard said Thursday she plans to retire from her position effective July 5.

Rynard, who has been a part of the department dating back to her teenage years, said she plans to take advantage of a retirement package offered by the city.

She took over as director of the department in 2018 upon the retirement of then-director Mark McHenry.

“As I worked my way up through the ranks, I never dreamed I would be director, and then suddenly, it happened,” Rynard wrote Thursday. “I have truly enjoyed these nearly three years as director and I am excited for the direction KC Parks is headed.”