City of Elkhart dedicates Mary Olson Town Green

NOW: City of Elkhart dedicates Mary Olson Town Green

The city of Elkhart honored longtime City Council member Mary Olson by naming the town green on Jackson Street after her.

The Mary Olson Town Green was dedicated on Wednesday.

"She was an Elkhart lady through and through. And she loved going to events and meeting people, hearing their concerns and bring those concerns back to us. That's the environment Mary thrived, serving people and fixing problems for people. And this type of an event where everyone is gathered here she would have absolutely loved it," said Corinne Straight, Director of Communications and Director of Quality of Place for the City of Elkhart .

Olson was an at-large city council member for 27 years.

Olson died on August 23, 2021.

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