Great Streets Dedication

Excerpt from the Saint Louis American:

"....the unveiling of Catherine Magel’s “Changing Identities” sculpture was a poignant moment for Normandy Mayor Patrick Green. The unveiling showcases a community development organization for the municipalities surrounding the University of Missouri-St. Louis. But it was also a tribute to four people who died in a 1997 bus crash in north St. Louis County.

Green’s sister was one of the four victims. Thursday’s ceremony, he said, was akin to taking “something that was sad and turning it into joy.”

“Actually, that’s what she would have wanted,” Green said. “She would have wanted to say, ‘I’ve moved on. But my spirit still exists there. And I want that place to be a happy place. Not just for me. But for those who pass through and will come in the future.’”

Green added the projects are going “to allow the leadership to realize that when they collaborate, good things happen.”

“It’s OK to work together with your local neighbor, with your mayor, your other councils in the area,” Green said. “It’s OK to collaborate on projects financially. It’s OK to collaborate politically to get bigger projects done beyond just your borders.”

Source: Saint Louis American

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