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File #: 19-0512    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF CYNTHIA MORENO
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 12/3/2019 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 12/17/2019 Final action: 12/17/2019
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF CYNTHIA MORENO WHEREAS, Ms. Cynthia Moreno will retire from her position as Director of the Conservation & Experiential Programming Department after seven years of service to the Forest Preserves of Cook County on December 26, 2019; and WHEREAS, Ms. Moreno has spent 43 years working as a public servant advocating for the rights and well-being of underprivileged communities in Cook County, the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois; and WHEREAS, Ms. Moreno started her career at the Illinois Department of Corrections as case manager, then she worked for Chicago's Department of Human Services as a case worker, working with her sister Diana Fuentes and progressing to be the Assistant Director of Emergency Services from 1979 to 1990. Ms. Moreno later worked at Association House of Chicago as the Child Welfare Division Director, overseeing the management of group homes and shelters for women and children, adults with disabilities and ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR., SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE RETIREMENT OF CYNTHIA MORENO

WHEREAS, Ms. Cynthia Moreno will retire from her position as Director of the Conservation & Experiential Programming Department after seven years of service to the Forest Preserves of Cook County on December 26, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Moreno has spent 43 years working as a public servant advocating for the rights and well-being of underprivileged communities in Cook County, the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Moreno started her career at the Illinois Department of Corrections as case manager, then she worked for Chicago's Department of Human Services as a case worker, working with her sister Diana Fuentes and progressing to be the Assistant Director of Emergency Services from 1979 to 1990. Ms. Moreno later worked at Association House of Chicago as the Child Welfare Division Director, overseeing the management of group homes and shelters for women and children, adults with disabilities and adolescents with disabilities from 1990 to 1998; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Moreno also served the Chicago Park District as the Central Region Manager, overseeing 127 parks, playgrounds and greenspaces including Garfield Park and Humboldt Park from 1998 to 2003. She later became the Deputy Director of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services leading a newly created Child Support Division and serving the entire state of Illinois for more than seven years; and

WHEREAS, in 2012, Ms. Moreno joined the Forest Preserves and was appointed Assistant to the General Superintendent to support new initiatives welcoming new audiences, partners, and communities. It was later determined that a new department should be formed within the Forest Preserves to coalesce the efforts of the education and recreation teams and that Ms. Moreno had the vision, experience, and drive to lead that department; and

WHEREAS, the Conservation and Experiential Programming (CEP) Department was formed in...

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