Supervisors Honor Legacy of Parks Advocate Ruth M. Simos
Ruth was the founder of Humboldt Park Friends.
MILWAUKEE – County Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic and Jason Haas are asking the Milwaukee County Board to name the Great Room in the Humboldt Park pavilion after Ruth M. Simos, a well-known parks advocate and community leader, who passed away last month at the age of 93.
“Ruth Simos was a tireless advocate for all of our parks, especially Humboldt Park, and so it is fitting that we recognize her efforts by naming Humboldt Park’s Great Room after her,” said Supervisor Haas.”
“Ruth Simos embodied the spirit of Bay View, and her spirit will live on in every community celebration that takes place in Humboldt Park’s Great Room,” said Supervisor Dimitrijevic.
Ruth was the founder of Humboldt Park Friends and worked tirelessly to foster park stewardship, preserve park history, improve amenities and safety, and sponsor events and programming to enjoy in Humboldt Park.
The Hass/Dimitrijevic resolution authorizes the Parks Department to install a placard above the entrance to the Humboldt Park Pavilion’s Great Room honoring Simos’s legacy.
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