I am pleased to be writing to you as the new Friends of the Dog Parks president. My name is Jordan Brasch and most of you would probably recognize Tsuni, my St. Bernard, before you recognize me. I know that’s not unusual, but I hope that by the end of my tenure as the Friends’ president, that will have changed.
I became a Friends board member after fellow board member, Annette Campbell, invited me to attend a meeting at the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department.
Jordan Brasch, Past President
As the new president of Friends, I would like to recognize and thank a few special individuals. First, I would like to thank our outgoing president, Peggy Neemann, for her wonderful leadership and guidance over the last 17+ years. I would also like to thank the current board members for the trust and confidence they have expressed by electing me. Next, I would like to thank the countless unnamed dog run users whose regular upkeep enhances everyone’s experience at our dog runs. And finally, I want to give a special thank you to our city, its parks department, and every Lincoln citizen who makes it possible for us to use the dog runs free of charge. Without their support, we wouldn’t even have the facilities we currently enjoy.
We have many projects and goals for the 2105 season. Some of these, we have already implemented, such as our new website (www.lincolndogparks.org). On our website, you will find a list of goals and projects that we are ready to move forward on as soon as volunteers and/or funding become available. In addition, you'll find the dates of our monthly board meetings, which will now be open to the public, and the dates of other events such as “meet and greets” and park clean-up days. We are also excited to be considered a civic partner in the Lincoln Parks and Recreation’s master planning process for the improvement of existing dog runs as well as development of new ones.
So, be certain that the best is yet to come, and get ready to move forward!
We have new and exciting plans for the Friends that include more community involvement and activities throughout the year.
So let’s keep in touch. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on my mobile phone: 402-730-6652.