FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 26, 2002
CONTACT: Mary Charles, City Communications Officer, (816) 513-1356
Washington to lead Neighborhood and Community Services
City Manager Robert L. Collins appointed Lester Washington Director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department Aug. 23. Washington was previously the principal assistant director. He had served as acting director since January when former Director Robert J. Mohart became ill. In May, Washington took over as interim director after Mohart’s death.
Washington began working in the Neighborhood and Community Services Department in 1995. He has been a City employee since 1985 and he previously worked in the Human Relations Department as assistant director.
As the Director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, Washington will continue to build on the positive working relationships he has developed with neighborhood leaders.