Bay Village Citizen, Project of the Year honored

Cathy Flament, president of the Bay Village Historical Society (center), was honored along with the society's volunteers with the Project of the Year award. Patrick McGannon (left) also received his Citizen of the Year award at a July 16 ceremony in the Cahoon Creek valley. City Council President Dwight Clark (in red) watches along with members of the Bay Village Community Council, who bestowed the annual honors. Photo by Denny Wendell

The Bay Village Community Council held a celebration of this year’s Citizen of the Year, Patrick McGannon, and Project of the Year, Bay Village Historical Society’s Revitalization Efforts, on July 16 in the Cahoon Creek valley. City Council President Dwight Clark presented proclamations on behalf of the city, followed by tours of Village Bicycle Cooperative, Rose Hill Museum, Osborn Learning Center and the Log Cabin.

Patrick was honored for his tireless volunteerism and advocacy for sustainability and cycling. He is president of the Bay Village Green Team and is one of the founding members of the Village Bicycle Cooperative.

The Bay Village Historical Society used the pandemic downtime to begin a complete inventory of its massive collection. leading to the discovery of hidden treasures and a reorganization of Rose Hill Museum. More than 7,000 historical artifacts have been entered into an archival database, along with more than 11,000 images of those items.

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Volume 14, Issue 15, Posted 11:29 AM, 07.19.2022