On June 4, Mayor Sly James announced the appointment of Mary Jane Judy as a new commissioner on the Parks and Recreation Board. Judy is an associate attorney at Polsinelli Shughart, where she focuses on real estate transactions and finance matters. She has previously served as chair of the City’s Liquor Control Board of Review as well as on the boards of several charities. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Mary Jane Judy to the Parks and Recreation Board. As a commissioner she joins an organization with an exceptional national reputation. For generations Kansas City’s parks have served as a place where residents gather, play and make memories. I know Commissioner Judy will add to that legacy and proud tradition of service,” said Mayor James.
Commissioner Judy replaces outgoing Commissioner Aimee Gromowsky, who has been appointed by the governor to the Jackson County Sports Commission. Commissioner Judy begins work immediately and was sworn in today at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting.
Kansas City’s Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains close to 12,000 acres of parkland including 220 parks, 135 miles of boulevards and parkways, 48 fountains, 87 sculptures and monuments, 29 lakes, 100+ miles of trails and bikeways, 144 ball diamonds, 105 tennis courts, five golf courses, four museums and coordinates hundreds of special events.