CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: August 22, 2006
Subject/Title: California Parks & Recreation Society District III
“Outstanding Volunteer” in Parks & Recreation recognition of Rose Pierce
Prepared by: Mac Kaiser, Recreation Supervisor
Submitted by: Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks & Recreation
RECOMMENDATION: Recognize Rose Pierce as the California Parks and Recreation
Society District III 2005 Outstanding Volunteer in Parks & Recreation.
Accepting the award on behalf of Rose is her daughter Lil Navarrette and
son-in-law, David Navarrette.
PREVIOUS ACTION: None
BACKGROUND: Every April the California Park & Recreation Society District
III, which encompasses Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, hosts an Awards &
Installation Banquet. This annual event recognizes the outgoing District III
Board of Directors, the incoming District III Board of Directors as well as
recognizing various agencies for outstanding facilities, programs, and
community partners, along with Professional Service & Achievement Awards,
and Outstanding Community Volunteers. Staff submitted an application for
long time resident Rose Pierce for her many years of volunteer service to
the Brentwood community and was pleased to learn of her winning the award
for the April 5, 2006 Banquet. Unfortunately Rose passed away several days
prior to the Banquet. Staff attended and received this prestigious award on
behalf of Rose’s family.
At the August 22, 2006 City Council meeting Brentwood’s Poet Laureate, Diane
Lando, will read “By Any Other Name”, a poem commissioned in memory of Rose
Pierce. The Arts Commission accepted the poem on June 28, 2006. This is the
first poem commissioned by Diane Lando, who was appointed by City Council to
the two year post of Poet Laureate on March 14, 2006.
FISCAL IMPACT: None
Attachment(s): “By Any Other Name, poem by City of Brentwood’s Poet
Laureate, Diane Lando