Ridgefield mayor honored for parks work

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Ridgefield — Ridgefield Mayor Ron Onslow was awarded the first annual Florence B. Wager Award in the Leading Eagle category by the Parks Foundation of Clark County during its annual luncheon June 14.

The award recognizes a community leader who has influenced the life, health, and direction of parks, trails and recreation programs.

Onslow’s efforts include the construction of more than 3,000 feet of trails in Abrams Park, raising thousands of dollars in donations toward the Overlook Park project with the help of his wife, Sandy Schill, and coordinating the planting of more than 300 trees and native plants in Ridgefield’s parks and open spaces.

While the mayor is the recipient of the award and has often been seen wielding a shovel or pair of clippers, he credits community members who have donated many volunteer hours in the construction and maintenance of the parks and open spaces.