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Terry Bertels to retire after 33-year career in parks and recreation

02 Nov 2017 3:06 PM | Amanda Sterling (Administrator)

TOPEKA, KAN -- Terry Bertel retires from Shawnee County Parks + Recreation after a 33-year career.  Having announced his retirement, Bertels will work his final day with SCP+R on November 9.

In contributing to the parks and recreation profession, Bertels has hosted Kansas Recreation and Park Association conferences and assisted in the planning of a number more. He has furthered the Senior Olympics and the Sunflower State Games in Kansas. He is also appreciated for having mentored a number of co-workers who have advanced in the parks and recreation profession.

“Terry Bertels is not an attention seeker, but his integrity and his quiet, calm, competent leadership style have earned him the respect of all who deal with him,” said John Knight, director, SCP+R. “He has a commitment to his profession and an unwavering desire to serve his peers, co-workers and the patrons of Shawnee County Parks + Recreation.”  Click here to view complete press release on Bertels' retirement.

Shawnee County will host a reception for Bertels on November 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee. Click here to view invitation to retirement reception.


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