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File #: 2018-0322    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 7/23/2018 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 7/30/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #: 15196
Title: A MOTION providing for the honorary designation as Eric Anderson Memorial Field for Petrovitsky Park Baseball Diamond Number 1, to commemorate the life of Eric Anderson, who was a mentor, leader and inspiration to the thousands of students whose lives he touched as Athletic Director at Kentridge High School.
Sponsors: Reagan Dunn, Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Baseball, Parks and Recreation
Attachments: 1. Motion 15196.pdf, 2. 2018-0322_SR_Anderson-PetroPk.docx
Title
A MOTION providing for the honorary designation as Eric Anderson Memorial Field for Petrovitsky Park Baseball Diamond Number 1, to commemorate the life of Eric Anderson, who was a mentor, leader and inspiration to the thousands of students whose lives he touched as Athletic Director at Kentridge High School.
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WHEREAS, King County is home to many parks and recreation fields, and WHEREAS, on occasion, the King County council has designated fields, parks and trails in honor of community members who have dedicated themselves to service to others, and
WHEREAS, Eric Anderson, who was born in 1960 and is survived by his wife Margy and their two children, Maria and Ian, was well known for his encouragement and geniality throughout the Fairwood Community, and
WHEREAS, Eric Anderson was born in Enumclaw and graduated from Enumclaw High School, and
WHEREAS, Eric Anderson began teaching in the Kent School District in 1985, after working in the Tonasket school district, coming to Kentridge High School in 1998 and becoming athletic director in 2000, and
WHEREAS, during Eric Anderson's time at Kentridge High School, he also served as the leadership teacher, focusing on mentoring students and athletes and helping them grow into positive and effective leaders in the community, and
WHEREAS, Eric Anderson also served as baseball commissioner of the North Puget Sound League, organizing and enthusiastically supporting baseball games, tournaments and events for sixteen schools, and
WHEREAS, Eric Anderson excelled at encouraging students in their academic and extracurricular endeavors, and was a beloved and compassionate leader and coworker, and
WHEREAS, more than one thousand people celebrated Eric Anderson's life at a student-organized candle light vigil in his honor, and
WHEREAS, Eric Anderson was known as "the face of Kentridge" and the students and faculty at Kentridge High School, as well as members of the surrounding, community will miss him dearly, and
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