Aggie Stackhaus announced Monday that she has resigned from the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners.
Stackhaus sent Mayor Sly James a resignation letter on Friday. In it, she said she has enjoyed her four years of service on the parks board but looks forward “to a life as Aggie Stackhaus, private citizen.”
Stackhaus called the work of parks employees “awesome.” She noted that parks maintenance crews have about half the staff that they had just a few years ago and this is the third year they are without raises. Stackhaus commended James for his support of city employees and urged him to “continue to champion their cause.”
The mayor’s spokesman, Danny Rotert, said James plans to ask all board and commission members to resign soon and he will begin making his own appointments. Rotert said the parks board is one of the first set of appointments that the mayor plans to make.