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Parks general manager to leave even earlier than originally planned

October 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This internal email from parks general manager Susan Mundick just flew in my window. Now, instead of “helping with the transition for as long as needed,” she is now leaving immediately. Hmm, sounds like there’s unpleasantness going on. I’m sure the scuffling in the past month, when Mundick was on vacation part of the time, over who would do what when it comes to the hiring of her replacement didn’t help. (See past coverage here there and everywhere.)

Sent:   Monday, October 19, 2009 12:14 PM
To:     Ho, Anita; Manning, Bill; Chin, Daisy; Wilson, Chris; Dempsey, Alison; Murphy, Diane; Gannon, Vicki; Grant, John; Jongerden, G. Harry; Davis – Johnson, Kate; Kuran, Peter; McKenna, Liane; Vulliamy, Mark; Elliott, Meg; Josephs, Philip; Rutgers, Piet; Caswell, Ron; Soulliere, Thomas; Walton, Terry
Subject:        Announcement
Importance:     High

This message is sent on behalf of Susan Mundick, General Manager, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation


Dear Directors and Managers,

After reflection on my recent retirement announcement, I have decided to leave my position effective immediately.  I want to express my appreciation and thanks for all your support and kindness during this transition and the 11 memorable years here at the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.  I wish you all every success and I look forward to an opportunity in the near future to celebrate my retirement from the Park Board/City of Vancouver.

Susan Mundick

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