Sup. Jason Haas
Press Release

Supervisors Honor Legacy of Parks Advocate Ruth M. Simos

Ruth was the founder of Humboldt Park Friends.

By - Mar 13th, 2018 09:42 am

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 M. Simos was a lifelong Bay View resident, attended Bay View High School, and raised six children in the same home where she grew up, near Humboldt Park, with her husband George.

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.

The Parks, Energy and Environment Committee will consider the resolution today at 9:00AM. The full County Board will take final action on the proposal at their March 22 meeting.

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