IN RECOGNITION OF THE RETIREMENT OF PATTY KLEINKNECHT; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 148
(Extensions of Remarks - September 16, 2019)

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         IN RECOGNITION OF THE RETIREMENT OF PATTY KLEINKNECHT

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                          HON. DORIS O. MATSUI

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, September 16, 2019

  Ms. MATSUI. Madam Speaker, today I rise to honor the fourteen years 
of service Patty Kleinknecht has provided to the residents and 
businesses of Sacramento's River District. Patty Kleinknecht has not 
only been an integral piece of the River District's development, but an 
impactful force throughout Sacramento. Today, I ask my colleagues to 
stand with me in celebration of her retirement and her exceptional 
legacy as an advocate for the River District's revitalization.
  Patty graduated with a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University. 
Prior to joining the River District, Patty gained valuable experience 
in commercial real estate management and retail management serving as 
general manager for the Central Dallas Association for 12 years, and 
Property Manager for Colliers Texas Management and Pegasus Real Estate 
Management, Inc. She has over 25 years of public district management 
experience in the exciting cities of Sacramento and Dallas, Texas.
  The River District, situated at the confluence of the American and 
Sacramento rivers, is centrally located in Sacramento and houses 
important business and organizations to the region such as Loaves and 
Fishes, the Powerhouse Science Center, and the residential development 
Township Nine. Through her tireless leadership, Patty has led the 
development and expansion of the River District, creating the ground 
work for it's exciting future expansion. One of her greatest legacies 
will be her work in advancing the Powerhouse Science Center, formerly a 
PG&E plant along the Sacramento River. She helped it become a future 
sight of education and exploration for Sacramentans and visitors alike. 
Patty's leadership ensured the River District became an anchor in our 
community and a testament to Sacramento's potential. Her work will 
always be remembered as the District continues to blossom over the 
coming years.
  Madam Speaker, I am proud to honor Patty Kleinknecht's successful 
career and her role as a visionary for the River District. Patty is a 
true Sacramento treasure and a leader in our community. I ask all my 
colleagues to join me in wishing her the best in her retirement

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