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>> thank you. the last item on the general managers' report, three stop acknowledgments, and i would like them all to come up. terry parker and terry church. these are three individuals from the rec and park family who have made a difference of the past years and truly exemplifies this type of employee every city park department would love to have, and all three are retiring. i want to start with joe faulkner. the career that began in 1973, only one year before his father retired from the city in 1974. together they represent over 76 years of continuous family history working with the city. as a kid he picked up golf balls for joey wright. he was accomplished golfer in his own right.
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he is a two-time men's championship and they are family tournament champions until did you had to leave the golden gate golf course. he was a gardener at lincoln park for 11 years and has taken care of the golden gate park golf course for the past 17 years, keeping it maintained a high level, even though he endured a much publicized scandals last year. his work for the mx tournament 2005 and charles schwab cup in 2010, a pledge of event that it held in san francisco. joe is married to his beautiful wife carol, and their three children. joe is looking forward to retirement planning a little bit more golf and sting involved in the community. joe is basically -- has been out at golden gate golf park by himself for the past 20 years by
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himself. not is operating, but functioning at incredibly high level. terry is also retiring in does work for the department for more than 40 years. as his friend says, since the dawn of time. [laughter] terry first worked as a temp worker cleaning bathrooms but soon the permanent status working in the east and where he was credited with several improvements to the area. it is also worked at stern grove where he has excelled as a groundskeeper caring for the popular and heavily-used soccer field and all diamonds. the quality of the field out there ever suffered. to the state his diamonds are known to be some of the most requested and lease complained about in our entire system. at one point in his career he
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took voice lessons to become a deejay. although he was not cut out for the job, he soon became articulate in a verbal arts. i think that was reflected in his passionate advocacy. the nickname silver tong still follows him to the state. as an employee, he is a supervisors dream, often taking care of issues before his supervisor eve of talks to him about them. a typical conversation goes something like this. just got a call, a line break up west. artie does get out and called the plumbers. ok, see you at lunch. [laughter] carter church. his work for the department a little over five years.
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>> thank you, bob, for putting that together. the key to my staff. this is just the beginning. we do have a few other items, but i will defer to commissioner lee, because i think the ping
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pong event organizers are here. commissioner lee: thank you. could i call of amanda to show us pictures of the commissioner. i hope that the next tournament we can put a team together from rec and park.
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i now want to actually bring up -- i am very pleased after a very long international search, we have a new harbor master. john moran is here. he is run waterfront operations in fort lauderdale, the west indies, and most recently in the united arab emirates. he is a certified arena manager, u.s. coast guard 100-ton license captains, fire service in the united states marine corps, passionate sailor. the as to young kids, but three and five. his wife is an educator, and i am told that you were actually wants of larry ellison -- you were once brought on to larry ellison's yachts by invitation. we did want to welcome john to
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the san francisco marina. >> think you. -- thank you. we started with a national search, and ended up being an international search to find john. i wanted to mention from the career history and his experienced and professional trajectory is bringing together operations management, personnel management of interest in this neris that, expertise and arena and in our mental regulatory procedures and rules, waterfront capital renovation, management experience, a maritime legal and risk management expertise from the at in-depth knowledge of sailing, racing and boat owners are practices. -- boat ownership practices. we hit the trifecta and getting john here as a very accomplished and professional
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marine adopt harbor master for us. with that, i would like to turn the microphone over to john and his second week of work here. >> good morning, president, and commissioners. thank you for the very nice introduction. you summed up my history very well. i do not have too much more to add. as bill said, i have been a 100- ton coast guard captain with toe endorsement, so i do bring delivered vessels up and down the entire east coast, the entire caribbean island. i do bring that experience to the table, along with the fast and knowledge of vessels that not only have i managed in -- and operated marinas, however, i have also, along with being a boat captain, managed boat yards as well.
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i know a lot about books, along with marinas, which assists the customers and i have a very strong emphasis on as customers service, and we try to make our best to make san francisco marine up five-star resort, and this is where our goal will be. to that end, i am able to assist customers with their vessel needs, as well as questions come up which makes me immediately be able to get a report with the customers. i have just attended in may the world to read a manager's conference in singapore, three weeks ago by host in dublin visiting arenas there. i have had the opportunity to visit marine of all around the world, and as bill indicated i
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have managed our arenas in several countries. i have been well educated in first in proper marina management, so -- and design as well. i have large roles in riga design and several renovations. i was the marine a manager where i was chosen to take over the entire marina resort right before all the years ago and was able to lead the entire renovation. it hosted the world's largest in
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water boat show, which is another and will challenge for us. i am very excited to be taking on the role of harbor master at the san francisco marina during this renovation and to meet the challenges that all of this will entail no doubt. thank you all very much. commissioner buell: i might say that you come at a very exciting time for the harbor in the next couple of years. we welcome you and look forward to working with you. commissioner lee has a question. commissioner lee: congratulations on your appointment, and i want to say we are a public arena where we have many small boaters there as well, and i think it is important that we service all of our constituents, all of the users of the marina and often
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some of the small boat owners are some of the most active people involved in the marina. we also have recreations on the marina green, and i think you will have a great experience taking your history and knowledge and applying it to the public heading that serve so many people in the community. >> understood, and i completely agree. i have that opportunity to meet many of our customers there at the marina and have expressed my desire to make the facility of five-star facility, which of course would treat everyone, every member 100% =. phil has already brought me into a couple of meetings with customers that have concerns,
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and they have voiced similar concerns that we ensure we treat everyone equal whether they are members of any group or not. this is something i believe heartfelt that we need to make sure we do, and i will make sure we do that. from the private sector, which all of my experience has been with private marinas that are run as businesses, and of course you do naturally treat everyone equal, because every single vessel is very important, and the word of mouth as well. i will work towards that end. commissioner buell: moving along. i would now like to bring up simpson's sister youth works to make a presentation to the commission about -- >> are you going to do power point? >> i do have one.
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my name is betsy bertwick. i am the director of san francisco youth works. here we go. a couple of weeks ago i went to meet with phil and ginsberg to present an award to the recreation and park department for our long-standing partnership that has benefited at this point hundreds of youths in the city of san francisco. when i presented as he asked me to come here and speak briefly providing an introduction to our organization and partnership. we are city internship program created by willie brown in 1997 to address a tremendous demand for youth employment opportunities, demand that is still among young people the
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highest-rated demand that they have four resources from the city. we place hundreds of youths annually and have placed 4500 use over the past 13 years. this program exposes young people to careers in city government and serbs people from all over san francisco. fortunately we have strong partnerships with a number of departments in the city, and today we will talk about the one with recreation and park. for the past 13 years rec and park department has provided significant financial support to us and has hosted hundreds of youth in turns these experiences provide young people with exposure to careers in the public service that a particular working in recreation and parks, and also provides a place to learn the basic job skills and explore careers and consider
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what their future might look like. last year rec and park posted over 43 -- 43-paid insurance during the summer in school year at 14 different sites throughout san francisco. for this, as well as the financial support, we recognize rec and park as one of four of our sustainer departments for their ongoing support in partnership. this work would not be possible without the volunteer is some of rec and park's that who generously volunteer their time and ordered to mentor young people who work in internships within the department, so we definitely want to give -- express our gratitude to staff, as well as leadership for this ongoing relationship. my last slide is why is this
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important? we all know use require guidance and support in order to develop on their path towards adulthood, and young people consistently report that the opportunity to participate in internships they feel is one of the highest impact ways they can do this. young people are gaining critical skills that can be transferred to any job. they are considering careers within the rec and padepartmentn within the realm of public service in general. they are also gaining confidence as they are moving forward on their path to adulthood. ok, so that was just my brief five minute presentation. thank you for all you do in your ongoing partnership with our organization. >> thank you. the last item on the general
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managers' report, three stop acknowledgments, and i would like them all to come up. terry parker and terry church. these are three individuals from the rec and park family who have made a difference of the past years and truly exemplifies this type of employee every city park department would love to have, and all three are retiring. i want to start with joe faulkner. the career that began in 1973, only one year before his father retired from the city in 1974. together they represent over 76 years of continuous family history working with the city. as a kid he picked up golf balls for joey wright. he was accomplished golfer in his own right. he is a two-time men's
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championship and they are family tournament champions until did you had to leave the golden gate golf course. he was a gardener at lincoln park for 11 years and has taken care of the golden gate park golf course for the past 17 years, keeping it maintained a high level, even though he endured a much publicized scandals last year. his work for the mx tournament 2005 and charles schwab cup in 2010, a pledge of event that it held in san francisco. joe is married to his beautiful wife carol, and their three children. joe is looking forward to retirement planning a little bit more golf and sting involved in the community. joe is basically -- has been out at golden gate golf park by himself for the past 20 years by himself. not is operating, but
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functioning at incredibly high level. terry is also retiring in does work for the department for more than 40 years. as his friend says, since the dawn of time. [laughter] terry first worked as a temp worker cleaning bathrooms but soon the permanent status working in the east and where he was credited with several improvements to the area. it is also worked at stern grove where he has excelled as a groundskeeper caring for the popular and heavily-used soccer field and all diamonds. the quality of the field out there ever suffered. to the state his diamonds are known to be some of the most requested and lease complained about in our entire system. at one point in his career he took voice lessons to become a deejay. although he was not cut out for
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the job, he soon became articulate in a verbal arts. i think that was reflected in his passionate advocacy. the nickname silver tong still follows him to the state. as an employee, he is a supervisors dream, often taking care of issues before his supervisor eve of talks to him about them. a typical conversation goes something like this. just got a call, a line break up west. artie does get out and called the plumbers. ok, see you at lunch. [laughter] carter church. his work for the department a little over five years. he was responsible for the shakespeare garden and one-third of the japanese garden. he burst the pursuit on academics that is on his own time, elevating its own skills and of those around him by forwarding on whenever you just
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learned. is supervisor recently said every gardener is a painter of the landscape. some people like pellets of color. other prefer sharp lines and clutter, while more desire order and methods. his character and i were a form, patients and strategy. his personal style fight -- brought sensitivity. he made everyone want to come to work because he was never just a co-worker, but a friend as well. we all miss and love you in section 2. you should know that last month food and wine magazine, a national publication named the shakespeare garden as one of the nation's top six spots in america. an honor that is a direct result of carter's hard work and passion. we're very sad that all three of you are leaving the day-to-day rec and park family, although you never leave our hearts and minds. i have that opportunity to get to know each of you and very different ways.
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most of our contact occurred during and after the vandalism, and i was pacissed, and you were such a steady influence. you were angry, too, but you gave me every confidence we would get through this, and we did. terry, you are passionate, outspoken, and your caring and committed. you were one of the hardest working gardner's out there. as someone who cares deeply about quality of our athletic fields, i cannot tell you how much i respect and admire your own commitment and passion. carter, you have been more than just an employee, a member of and an organization -- and member of and an organization, europe and a close friend. it is clear from james' description and summary just how much you need to so many people.
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we love you and promise, promise, promised tuesday word the shakespeare guarded and the tea garden forever. think you all for your incredible commitment to the organization, and i would welcome a brief word or two if any of you care to speak. you do not have to. terry will. >> i think i can say for any of us that we have always considered it a privilege to work in the parks. thank you very much for a show appreciation like this. i know we will all miss it. i could not think of anything else that i would have enjoyed as much as the career. it is hard work and wears you out, but it is a grand catharsis and any other way. totally appreciate the show appreciation, and i am sure all of us will still be involved in one way or another to help produce what we do, which is the
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parks. thanks again. [applause] t

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