Supporters of Mark Hendricks keep protesting decision, make online petition
Despite news from Boys & Girls Club of King County Board of Directors Chair Brad Thoreson, community members are still protesting the decision to the transfer of Mark Hendricks, who has been the executive director of the Ballard Boys & Girls Club for 25 years.
Using Change.org, organizers have created an online petition asking to reinstate Hendricks as the executive director of the Ballard Boys & Girls Club. It has 201 supporters so far.
Comments have been generally positive with light critiques of the decision. David Folweiler wrote the following on the petition:
"Mark is an amazing leader and a huge asset to the Ballard community and especially to the families that attend the Ballard Boys & Girls Club. Being a leader is all about forming long term relationships with all the people around you. Mark is the man who puts a smile on everyone's face. He's always bending over backwards to make you happy and help others. His generosity to the community is legendary. He is far too important to be cast aside like a pawn on a chess table. Calvin - bring Mark back to Ballard where his has made his community. We love him and he needs to come home to where he belongs."