McPherson City Park Department head and City Forester Paul Katzer submitted his retirement paperwork at last Tuesday's Tree Board meeting, effective July 1, 2014 and the official announcement took place at Monday's City Commission meeting.
Bob Moore, who is the City Commissioner responsible for the parks, said, "Paul's been with us 37 years. He's a fixture around here. I, personally, would like to thank Paul for all the services he's done. He's done a wonderful job for the Park Department and the City."
McPherson Mayor Tom Brown asked Katzer to detail the improvements made in the City's park system throughout his tenure before he leaves in July, so that they can have the proper information on file for his replacement.