I just wanted to take this chance to express my appreciation for the
admirable work done in their leadership positions on the Park Board by
President Liz Wielinski and Vice President Scott Vreeland.
Both stepped down yesterday from their offices, although not from the Park
Board, under repeated and nasty attacks (unjustified, in my opinion) from
the current head of the Minneapolis NAACP and demonstrators she brought
with her to disrupt Park Board meetings.
It’s hard for people to remember what the Park Board used to be, just a few
years ago, and how constructively these two Commissioners and other new-ish
Commissioners have worked to rid the Parks and Recreation world in
Minneapolis from the kind of malfunction that so terribly is mis-running
our schools. They’ve been improving our parks system and administration,
where once everybody said it couldn’t be.
Thanks for your leadership, Liz and Scott! There are people out here who
have noticed your good work and feel really bad that you both find it
necessary to step down.
Como, in Southeast Minneapolis