Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In Memoriam: Eileen Perry

In Memoriam: Eileen Perry (1964-2011)

Eileen helping coordinate a political rally, May 1, 2009

Eileen Perry was a member of the Concerned Citizens Group of Portsmouth and Scioto County (CCG). The opening sentence of the Articles of Incorporation for the CCG reads, “The purpose of this organization shall be to actively promote the lines of communication between the organization and local government.” Nobody was better at communicating with, or holding accountable, local government than Eileen. In letters-to-the-editor, in statements at the Portsmouth City Council meetings, and in cell phone calls to city officials and fellow Concerned Citizens, she kept the lines of communication open.  In spite of a serious chronic illness, which ultimately led to her death, she was very active in the movement to make Portsmouth a better place to live. She will be sorely missed, not only by her family but by her many friends, including her fellow Concerned Citizens.