In last week’s Council meeting, the City Council voted to formally request that the ball field at the College Park Woods Community Park be named “Owens Field” in recognition of the years of public service that Mayor Anna Owens provided to her home community of College Park Woods and to the entire City of College Park.
Mayor Owens lived in College Park Woods for 48 years and served as a City Councilmember from 1981 1987, and as the first and only female Mayor of the City from 1987 – 1993. Before, during and after her years as an elected official, Mayor Owens provided exceptional leadership in the community.
In a letter to the Park and Planning, that owns the park, Mayor Fellows wrote “She is highly regarded and respected as a dedicated public servant. Naming this particular ball field in her honor would be especially significant”.