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File #: 19-6698   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 9/12/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance naming a new park adjacent to Maverick Creek Neighborhood to Dan Markson Park in the area of Babcock Road and W. Hausman Road. [Colleen M. Bridger, MPH, PhD, Assistant City Manager; Homer Garcia III, Interim Director, Parks & Recreation]
Attachments: 1. Request from Councilman Manny Pelaez to Name Park Adjacent to Maverick Creek Nbhd (Dan Markson Park), 2. Ltr from City Clerk RE- Naming New Park Adjacent to Maverick Creek Nbhd, 3. Site Map of New Park adjacent to Maverick Creek Neighborhood to Dan Markson Park, 4. Draft Ordinance, 5. Ordinance 2019-09-12-0727
Related files: 19-6151
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Homer Garcia III, Interim Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: District 8


SUBJECT:

Naming of New Park Adjacent to Maverick Creek Neighborhood to Dan Markson Park


SUMMARY:

This ordinance authorizes the naming of the new park adjacent to Maverick Creek Neighborhood to Dan Markson Park in the area of Babcock Road and W. Hausman Road located in Council District 8.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez, submitted a recommendation to name the new park adjacent to Maverick Creek neighborhood to Dan Markson Park. The naming of the park is to recognize Dan Markson's immense contributions to the San Antonio community.

For over 30 years, Mr. Markson worked tirelessly to bring affordable housing developments to communities. He was Executive Vice President of Development for The NRP Group and co-founder of the Texas office of The NRP Group since 2003. Among his service in various capacities, notable is his time as the director of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the Greater San Antonio Builders Association; contribution as board member of the Federal Government Affairs and Housing Finance Committee of the NAHB; and leadership as Director and President of the Texas Association of Affordable Housing Providers. He also served as State Director of the Texas Association of Builders (TAB) and past Chairman of the TAB Multifamily Council.

Outside of Dan Markson's work with affordable housing, he was equally committed to his community through his work supporting the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation, Interfaith, and Charlesview Inc., and service as a board member for the Southwest School of Art. Having served on the board of Temple Beth El San Antonio and the San Antonio Jewish Family Services, anyone who encountered him quickly discovered the pride he had for his heritage. He was recently presented with Chabad San Antonio's 2018 Distinguished Community ...

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