• Rob Warmowski, Maureen Sullivanand Dan Pugh-Barnett

    Palmisano Park Advisory Council Wins Award Under Sullivan Leadership

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    The campaign is proud to announce the Palmisano Park Advisory Council (PAC) has been selected by Friends Of The Parks for the 2014 Volunteer In The Parks Award for Outstanding Park Advisory Council.

    The PAC is headed by its elected President and 11th Ward Aldermanic candidate Maureen Sullivan.  The council was cited for “creating unique events such as the Bridgeport Air And Water Show, hosting clean up days, and helping to restart the McGuane PAC”.

    In a message to Sullivan, Friends Of The Parks Director Maria Stone said “The work the PAC does truly shows the passion you have for this unique park. It is a pleasure to honor you with this award. Thank you for all that you do for Chicago’s parks and public open spaces!”

    Sullivan, a declared candidate for 11th Ward Alderman and a longtime neighborhood volunteer and community organizer, has led the PAC for three years, winning election to President three times. Under her leadership and organization, the park has played host to the neighborhood’s most popular family events including music, nature, science and public health efforts.

    “I’m grateful for the recognition of our team,” said Sullivan. “We filled a leadership void to bring our beautiful park and the community closer, and I’m very proud of our creative and hands-on approach.”

    Since 1975, Friends Of The Parks have advocated for the parks and monitors the condition and safety of the Chicago Park District and forest preserves of Cook County.

    The Palmisano PAC leadership includes Sullivan as President, Vice President Rob Warmowski and Secretary-Treasurer Dan Pugh-Barnett.

    A celebration of the award is planned on Saturday, October 25th by Friends Of the Parks.