Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
3:51 pm EDT
Monday, July 26, 2021

Calling for a few good women

2019 Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame presentation for Kyleen Fischer, whose posthumous honor and plaque were received by her children (L-R) Billy and Leah Fischer, her granddaughter Summer Fischer and presented by Commissioner Wendy Breeden, right.

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners is inviting the public to nominate outstanding Lake County women to be considered for induction into the Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame.

Nominees must have made significant contributions to the improvement of life for citizens of Lake County in the field of art, agriculture, athletics, business, community service, environment, government, healthcare, humanities, philanthropy and/or science and education.

To be eligible, applicants must have been born in or have adopted Lake County as their home for at least 10 years. Nominees may be living or deceased.

The deadline for 2020 nominations is Monday, Sept. 21.

Nomination forms are available online at www.lakecountyfl.gov/whof or at the Board of County Commissioners’ Office, Room 316, at the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.

Completed forms will be submitted to the Women’s Hall of Fame Committee, a five-member board appointed by the Lake County Commission. Committee members will then review the applications and choose a winner.

Applications may be mailed to:

Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame, Board of County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778-7800

The winner will be recognized by commissioners at a board meeting, presented a plaque and honored with a portrait on the Women’s Hall of Fame wall in the Board Chambers.

In 2019, the winner was Kyleen Fischer, a longtime public servant and children’s advocate in Lake County who died at the age of 72 in 2016.

On December 3, 2019, Kyleen was posthumously recognized in a ceremony in Tavares attended by her children, granddaughter and many others who knew her.

Other recent Hall of Famers include Mabel Norris Reese, who was posthumously inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018 and Doris Bloodsworth, who happily accepted the honor, and her plaque in 2017.

For more information, contact Executive Office Manager Niki Booth at 352-343-9849 or nbooth@lakecountyfl.gov.

 

 

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