Celebrating a Visionary Leader and Grass-Roots Advocates for Green Space in University Circle

Last week, Judson was a place of celebration honoring a visionary leader and a grass-roots advocate for green space in University Circle. We hosted University Circle Inc. at Judson Manor for their annual spring board meeting, during which Judson Manor residents, George and Virginia Havens as well as past President and CEO, Cynthia H. Dunn, received awards.

The Circle Visionary Award is a special recognition that honors an individual who has exhibited an unparalleled passion for the growth and continued success of the University Circle neighborhood.  This year, the recipient was Cynthia H. Dunn.

Judson Honoring Visionary Leader

“Cyndy, as an advocate and a doer, and a lead-by-example visionary, you’ve earned your place as a Circle Visionary,” said Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc.

The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Neighborhood Leadership Award honors a person or persons who make significant contributions to University Circle and Greater University Circle Neighborhoods and bring together a better place. Judson Manor residents, George and Virigina (Ginnie) Havens received this award  for their “neighborhood spirit of Stephanie Tubbs Jones and the can-do style of leaders who are our eyes and ears in the neighborhood, who call it like they see it, and who just get it done as Stephanie would have,” said Ronayne.

George and Virigina Havens

Ginnie first advocated for the park across the street to become a better public space, and a place for all to enjoy. She rallied the City of Cleveland and developers, University Circle Methodist Church and Judson residents to build a better park. Today, the park is enjoyed by residents and four-legged friends alike.

Cleveland parks

Congratulations to Cyndy Dunn as well as George and Ginnie Havens for these accomplishments and for helping to make University Circle a great place to live, work and play.

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