Friday, April 13, 2007

Linda Peacock Memorial Garden

In a moving tribute from her friends, a memorial garden in Jackson Park - adjacent to the Albemarle County Courthouse in Court Square - was dedicated this week to the memory of long-time City employee Linda Peacock Okerlund.

Linda, who died last spring of cancer, had served the City in a variety of capacities since 1976, most recently as Assistant City Manager. She was very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors and in different volunteer capacities of numerous organizations, including the McGuffy Arts Center, Camp Holiday Trails, JAUNT, and the Commission on Children and Families. She received the 2006 John L. Snook Child Advocate Award by Children, Youth and Family Services.

This new garden - entirely funded by donations from friends - is a great way to remember Linda Peacock.


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