PPD employee honored with dedication of building

By Brigitte Graf

PPD employee honored with dedication of building

April 19, 2013 Updated Apr 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Peoria Park District is renaming its Adminstration Building in honor of Executive Director of Parks and Recreation Bonnie W. Noble in recognition of her 40 years of dedicated service.

Noble began her career in the PPD as an elected Board member in 1973. She served as President of the Park Board from 1979 until 1991 when she was appointed to her current post as Executive Director of Parks and Recreation.

At the April 10 Park Board meeting, Trustee Roger Allen read a resolution commending Noble for “serving faithfully and with honor, integrity and great distinction.”

Under Noble's leadership, the PPD has earned several notable awards, including the National Gold Medal Award, which it has received three times.

“In my view, the service and dedication Bonnie Noble has put forth as Executive Director of the Park District has made our community a significantly better place,” said Peoria Park Board President Tim Cassidy.

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