LANSING — State Representative Robert L. Kosowski (D-Westland) presented members of the family of Melvin G. Bailey with a tribute during the Michigan Recreation and Park Association’s annual Hall of Fame Awards ceremony held on Oct. 3. Melvin G. Bailey was inducted into the MRPA Hall of Fame along with eight other park and recreation professionals. He had been nominated for this award by Kosowski and Westland Mayor William R. Wild.
“It was a distinct pleasure to join the family of Melvin G. Bailey in acknowledging the significant role he played in the building of Westland and its parks and recreation facilities,” Kosowski said. “As a former parks and recreation director for the city, Mel was an inspiration for my work. I am honored to have been able to celebrate his career and life through his induction into the Michigan Recreation and Park Association Hall of Fame.”
Membership in the Michigan Recreation and Park Association Hall of Fame is reserved for individuals in the parks and recreation profession or individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of parks and recreation in the state of Michigan.