Longtime Governing Board Member Linda Abril Inducted into the Grant Park Hall of Fame

Posted by Community Relations on 4/20/2016

Longtime Governing Board member Linda Abril is proud of her roots in her central Phoenix Neighborhood of Grant Park. And the community showed its love for her, inducting her into the Grant Park Hall of Fame, April 15 at the Grant Park Recreation Center. Abril was honored along with Armando Gondarilla, a probation officer and county justice of the peace, Raymond Buchanan, a community advocate and Pete Garcia, former CEO of Chicano Por La Causa. Governing Board members Laura Pastor, Stephanie Parra, Stanford Prescott, Lela Alston, and superintendent Dr. Chad Gestson were there for the celebration. The alternative school, Suns-Diamondbacks will have a new building in August, and the school has been renamed the Linda Abril Educational Academy. Its principal, Rick Beck was also on hand. The Maryvale Mariachi group entertained the attendees which included Mayor Greg Stanton, former mayor Terry Goddard, Representative Catharine Miranda and councilwoman Kate Gallego.