Longtime Parramore resident recognized for civic contributions in light of passing

A longterm residents of the Parramore community was honored during Monday’s meeting of the Orlando City Council in light of his passing last week.

Lynn Sylvester Nicholson, who passed away on Wednesday, February 16, was honored by commissioners during this week’s council meeting. Nicholson was born in Clarksville, Tennessee in 1943 and was 78 at the time of his passing.

Lynn Nicholson
Lynn Nicholson

Mayor Buddy Dyer called Nicholson an “advocated to the city for his neighbors and neighborhood,” praising him for his diligence in getting involved with local issues.

“He was always encouraging others to get involved. There’s no denying that his legacy will live on in Parramore,” said Dyer.

Commissioner Regina Hill, who represents District 5, which includes Parramore, shared similar sentiments.

“He would always make sure that my plot was always taken care of,” said Hill, referring to her plot at the Parramore Community Garden. “That’s just a little of what Lynn did there in that community and for me. He was always someone that you could talk to…He just loved Parramore.”

Nicholson earned his Master’s Degree from Cambridge College, School of Management in 1989 and served as the Supervisor for Orange County Parks and Recreations for several years. His efforts allowed a Boys and Girls Club to be organized in Apopka, as well as the Mayors Council on Aging Program in Orlando.

He was instrumental in the opening of the Parramore Community Garden, and Orlando’s Farmer’s Market, where Orange County citizen’s could have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. He was also member of the Board of Directors for the Sister to Sister Club.

During Monday’s meeting, Commissioner Hill recommended that Nicholson be considered for designation as a luminary at the city’s new Luminary Green Park, which is currently under construction.

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