Refreshing Changes To Geauga Park Board!
How wonderful to read Brian C. Johnston’s response to residents’ concerns regarding proposed amendments to the Geauga Park District bylaws! It was my personal experience that previous park district officials did not respond with such compassion or respect, as did Mr. Johnston.
Brian Johnston showed great leadership in recognizing that there is a broad perspective that needs to be recognized and addressed in a thoughtful and balanced manner. He understands the need to support conservation efforts while providing essential recreational opportunities for all members of our community.
Under the direction of Judge Timothy Grendell, the Geauga Park District has become user friendly and open to all residents, not just the few who enjoyed private privileges or those who benefited financially from grandiose land purchase deals.
I’m grateful to Geauga Park Commissioners Lou Mucci, Mary Ruth Shumway, and Brian Johnston for their dedication and service, true service to the residents of Geauga County.
Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts
Well put Judy!
The "old" park board under Judge Charles Henry were horrible, selfish, arrogant people! They were abusive to people who lived next to the parks, thinking they were above reproach, not having to answer to anyone. People who had legitimate complaints were ignored. Their attitude was, if they ignored the people for long enough, they would just go away.
This self entitled group and their family and friends used the parks at their pleasure for whatever they wanted while the rest of us, whose tax money was used to run the parks, were not allowed access.
Some of them became wealthy at our expense, through their associations in the park district and inside wheeling and dealing. To say the least, I think these business deals were unsavory.
Now, because these spoiled self entitled tree huggers are no longer in control, they are mad.
They are just a small insignificant group who are trying to make trouble for Judge Tim Grendell and intimidate him, because they want things done their way.
Judge Grendell and the park board he has appointed are superb! They are for the people and doing the right things for all of us and the parks.
I understand that Brian Johnston is running against Blake Rear for County Commissioner this November.... that could be another refreshing change for Geauga!