|Gary Montague is JCPRD Board Chair for 2009|
In the coming year, Montague hopes to see the agency devise a plan for deer management at Shawnee Mission Park and complete planning for a number of anticipated projects within the District.
"My goals are to complete the District's biodiversity study which includes the deer program and to make a decision as to how we are going to proceed, to approve the plan for the expansion of the Okun Fieldhouse (At Mid-America West Sports Complex) and to approve plans for Tomahawk Hills Golf Course improvements and the construction of a new pro shop," he said.
He added that he would also like to see the District increase opportunities for outdoor youth activities.
Montague has been a member of the Board since March 2006. From 1978 until his retirement in December 2005, he served as City Manager for the City of Shawnee. He previously served as Shawnee's Community Development Director from 1974 to 1978, and as City Planner for the City of Lawrence for two years. Earlier, he worked in the industrial engineering section of the Boeing Aircraft Company for three years.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Topeka's Washburn University and master's degrees from both Wichita State University and the University of Kansas. He is a member of the America Legion. Montague and his wife, Donna, are the parents of six married daughters.
Other 2008 Officers
Other Board officers for 2009 elected during the Board’s Dec. 17 meeting are: Anthony L. Adams, vice chair; George J. Schlagel, secretary; Paul E. Alvarado, treasurer; Nancy Wallerstein, assistant secretary; and James R. Azeltine, assistant treasurer.