Series 110 2009 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 110-526; Res. 232-09; Recognizing the service of Gary S. Markenson to the Missouri Municipal League and the City of Columbia
Council Bill No.
recognizing the service of Gary S. Markenson to the Missouri Municipal League and
the City of
WHEREAS, the Missouri Municipal League (MML) is a statewide organization whose goal
strengthen cities through unity and cooperation; and
WHEREAS, Gary S. Markenson will retire on January 15, 2010 after completing outstanding
service to the Missouri Municipal League since 1968; and
WHEREAS, Gary Markenson began his MML career in 1968 as a part-time intern and in
a full-time staff associate; and
WHEREAS, Gary Markenson was named Deputy Director of the MML in 1976 and Executive
Director in 1981, succeeding Mr. Jay T. Bell; and
WHEREAS, Gary Markenson has served in leadership positions on various professional
governmental boards, including president of Missouri Institute of Public Administration local
ASPA chapter), 1977; member of the Governor s Local Government Advisory Board, 1985;
National League of Cities Board of Directors, 1988-1992; president of the Missouri Society of
Association Executives, 1992; and appointed to the Missouri River Regional Library Board,
WHEREAS, Gary Markenson wrote many technical bulletins; including
Forms of Government
for Missouri Municipalities, Personnel Manual for Missouri Municipalities, Handbook for
Municipal Clerks and Handbook for Newly Elected Officials; and
WHEREAS, Gary Markenson has earned the admiration and respect of elected and appointed
municipal officials and staff throughout Missouri and the respect of his fellow MML directors
around the country for his enthusiasm, professionalism, sense of humor and hard work.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. The City Council takes great pleasure in recognizing the significant
achievements of Gary S. Markenson and expresses its sincere gratitude for the invaluable
contributions he has made to local government in the State of Missouri.
ADOPTED this 21st day of September, 2009.