[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 127 (Thursday, July 27, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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TRIBUTE TO MR. RONNIE GATHERS
HON. JAMES E. CLYBURN
of south carolina
in the house of representatives
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mr. CLYBURN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Ronnie
Gathers who recently announced his intention to retire as Director of
Prince Georges County (Maryland) Parks and Recreation Department after
thirty years of outstanding service.
A native of my hometown of Sumter County, South Carolina, Ronnie
Gathers graduated from my alma mater South Carolina State University
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Recreation.
In addition to serving as Director with great distinction, he also
developed and provided oversight of Prince Georges County Parks and
Mr. Ronnie Gathers has provided tremendous leadership in direct
operations for fourteen divisions comprised of Park Police, Park
Planning, Capital Development, Management Services, Special Projects,
Information Technology, Northern, Central and Southern Area
Recreational Services and Maintenance, Special Needs Programs, Arts,
Cultural Heritage, Natural and Historical Resource Management, Sports
Management and Trades Maintenance Division. He has worked
collaboratively with communities and elected officials to establish
policy, provide public safety, acquire land, plan programs, develop
facilities, amenities and deliver quality services.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Gathers has done our shared home town and alma mater
proud, and I ask that you and my colleagues join me in wishing him
Godspeed on the occasion of his retirement.