John “Jack” Perry

At this week’s meeting, the City Council approved Bonnie McClellan as the recipient of the 2020 Jack Perry Award.

The City Council established the Jack Perry Award back in 2013 to “recognize a College Park resident who has participated to an extraordinary degree in neighborhood, civic or municipal affairs within the City in a manner that improves public spaces, fosters community cohesion, eradicates blight, informs discussion of public issues, provides leadership, and/or furthers the best interests of the City as a whole.”

Ms. McClellan has been an active member of the Neighborhood Watch program. She recently participated in the city’s Labor Day Porch Play event where she arranged music for our street’s enjoyment on a wonderful Sunday evening.

She has been active on the College Park Seniors Committee and in the Explorations on Aging group, making sure that the needs of seniors are adequately addressed in College Park.

Also, Ms. McClellan has recently been involved with Route One Communities Care, an organization helping restaurants and area residents experiencing food insecurity.