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File #: R-16-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: Heritage Commission
On agenda: 4/26/2021 Final action:
Title: "Fowlkes Community Park" - For the purpose of designating certain City-owned property as a Pocket Park; naming the Pocket Park the "Fowlkes Community Park"; and generally relating to dedicating said Pocket Park.
Sponsors: Fred Paone, Rhonda Pindell Charles, Gavin Buckley, Elly Tierney
Indexes: Heritage Commission
Attachments: 1. R-16-21 First Reader, 2. R-16-21 Staff Report, 3. R-16-21 Fiscal Impact Note
Title
"Fowlkes Community Park" - For the purpose of designating certain City-owned property as a Pocket Park; naming the Pocket Park the "Fowlkes Community Park"; and generally relating to dedicating said Pocket Park.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 16-21

Introduced by: Alderman Paone and Alderwoman Pindell Charles
Co-sponsored by: Mayor Buckley, Alderwoman Tierney

A RESOLUTION concerning

"Fowlkes Community Park"

Referred to:
The Heritage Commission

FOR the purpose of designating certain City-owned property as a Pocket Park; naming the Pocket Park the "Fowlkes Community Park"; and generally relating to dedicating said Pocket Park.

WHEREAS, Mr. Lloyd Fowlkes and Mrs. Gilda Addison Fowlkes are native Annapolitans; and

WHEREAS, For over 4 decades, Mr. Fowlkes and "The Pipe Dreamers" provided thousands of hours of musical enjoyment and entertainment to Annapolis and Anne Arundel County residents as well as to music lovers beyond our borders; and

WHEREAS, The professional talents of Mr. Fowlkes as an electrician were very necessary as a valued member of the BGE family for 35 years; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Fowlkes has educated children in the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County communities for 55 years; and

WHEREAS, In 1966, Mrs. Fowlkes began her professional career with Anne Arundel County Public Schools at Germantown Elementary School, she then transferred to Tyler Heights Elementary School, and later to Germantown Elementary School - although she retired in 2006, she is currently employed as a very valued member of the Georgetown East Elementary School staff; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Fowlkes served these schools as a Title I Teaching Assistant, making home visits, and serving as a community liaison between the home and the schoolhouse, oftentimes using recreation as a catalyst; and

WHEREAS, For over 45 years, Mrs. Fowlkes has served as the Supervisor and Director of our Summer Camps, writing her own programs for the camps, of which 6 have been...

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