Edie Williams - Riverside Avondale Preservation Stewardship Award 2019

Eddie Williams

Edie Williams
Riverside Avondale Preservation Stewardship Award 2019

Edie Williams was actually nominated in two categories, an Historic Preservation award for the work she has undertaken to preserve the historic structure built in 1911 that is her office. And, a Good Neighbor award for her work with the John Gorrie Dog Park and Memorial Park Association.

One nominator said, "When the Friends of John Gorrie Dog Park needed a sponsor for monthly clean ups, Edie stepped right up. Her team was there each week, bringing coffee, bagels, dog bagels--you name it, they delivered! Edie and her team are always so positive and willing to help the neighborhood. Edie encouraged the dog park to apply for a $25,000 grant through State Farm. Edie was very involved in helping us with the grant, she is an incredible example of a "Good Neighbor.""

Another nominator wrote that Edie also helped the Memorial Park Association during their Veterans Day Concert.

"Memorial Park Association needed a way to transfer older guests from the parking lot to the park for the concert. She not only loaned her famous State Farm golf cart to the event, she had an employee drive the vehicle. For these reasons the committee is awarding Edie the Stewardship Award for her preservation and stewardship efforts in our community."