Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Newmanistas Lose Friend

The City of El Paso and the General Services Department lost one of its own last week with the passing of Mr. Gregory G. Reynolds, the Department’s Land Management Superintendant.

Greg was the Land Management Superintendant who oversaw grounds work at Newman Park as well as other City parks. He was always very responsive to our requests and valued neighborhood feedback.

Greg arrived in El Paso only recently after being hired by the City on May 3, 2010. Prior to coming to El Paso, Greg had an illustrious and distinguished land management career in both the private and public sector. He served in a variety of management positions with several private-sector companies, was a consultant, and provided park and field management leadership at the local government level to many agencies, including several municipalities in Texas and school districts throughout the country.

He began his career working as a consultant from 1995-1998, providing contracted grounds maintenance for school districts in Atlanta, Georgia and Hamilton County Tennessee.

Following his school district contract work, Greg transitioned to municipal park land and athletic field management. He served as the City of Pearland Parks Superintendant and Urban Forester from 1999 to 2001 before returning back to the private sector as Vice President of Operations for Service Corporation International. While at Service Corporation International, he provided executive oversight to cemetery operations and turf management in the multi-state markets of Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Florida and Alabama.

Greg returned to Texas municipal park land management from 2004 through 2007, where he served in a variety of capacities as the City of Midland’s Assistant Manager of Parks, the City of Del Rio’s Parks and Recreation Director, and the City of Gillette’s Parks Superintendant. Prior to being hired by the City of El Paso, Greg served in the state of California’s second largest school district as the San Diego Unified School District’s Landscape Services Manager.

Greg Reynolds’ family will be honoring his memory and celebrating his life on Saturday April 2, 2011 at 11:00 at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home located at 740 S. Edmonds Lane, Lewisville, Texas 75067 (972) 436-4581.

Greg will be cremated as he wished. His family will take him to his beloved White River in Arkansas where he spent many wonderful times and where his father’s ashes were spread less than a year ago.

In lieu of flowers, Greg’s family has requested that donations be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association in his memory.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Jim, we will all miss Greg. He was my very close friend for 29 years.
Kurt Kauffman

Anonymous said...

RIP Uncle Greg! We will miss you dearly. We will meet again! Thanks to the City of El Paso for everything.

Colby Reynolds