Spearheaded by Emily Martin, our landscape manager, Langley Main Street Association paid tribute to Rene Neff, one of our founding members, with a garden space at the Langley Library.
In addition to her career as a well-loved, inspiring teacher, Rene was an impassioned member of the Langley City Council, a founding member of the South Whidbey School District Outdoor Classroom, and founding member and president of Island Shakespeare Festival in addition her work at Langley Main Street Association.
After receiving approval from the city council earlier this year, this Langley Library Garden project was started under the direction of Emily with assistance from a wide range of eager volunteers—both old and young. Rene touched a wide spectrum of lives with all that she did within the community and everyone felt compelled to honor her memory. The dedication took place in late August 2020.