City of Vermilion Parks Supervisor, Dana Corogin, retired on May 1, 2019 following 10 years of service to the city. Mayor Jim Forthofer presented Corogin with a proclamation recognizing her efforts and accomplishments at a ceremony at Martino’s International Cafe.
“Dana has led a legion of volunteers to not only love and groom every corner of our parks but form bonds of friendship in service to the community.” Mayor Forthofer said. “Though other competent people may follow in Dana’s role, her remarkable passion for all of natures’ s beauty will be impossible to replace.”
Corogin leaves behind a legacy of beautification and volunteerism. Among her many accomplishments, Corogin made major improvements to the city skate park, helped create Friendship Park, mobilized an army of volunteers, and helped to found Vermilion In Bloom to plant flowers each year throughout Vermilion.
“Dana has led a legion of volunteers to not only love and groom every corner of our parks, but form bonds of friendship in service to the community,” stated the proclamation.
Her efforts have long been appreciated by city government and residents.
“I would never have run for mayor if Dana was running against me,” stated the mayor, “She has never had any political aspirations, but she was so loved that I wouldn’t have stood a chance.”
Marc Weisenberger has been appointed to the position of Vermilion Parks Supervisor. Weisenberger had experience as a Parks and Recreation Director for Port Clinton and Bellevue. Weisenberger also works for the Norwalk Catholic Schools Maintenance Department.