On Friday June 16, a small ceremony was held on The Legacy Trail near Nokomis Riverview Park to dedicate a segment of the trail to be called the Bruce Dillon Memorial Mile. A plaque on the Legacy Trail Dona Bay bridge was unveiled to mark the north end of the one-mile segment.
Bruce Dillon, a founder and long-time member of Friends of The Legacy Trail, passed on November 24, 2020. Bruce was a lifelong resident of Sarasota County. He was dedicated to public service and programs aimed at improving the life of residents and visitors of Sarasota County. His participation and leadership in organizations such as Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Friends of The Legacy Trail, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (Bicycle-Pedestrian-Trails Committee), Charter Review Board of Sarasota County as well as his work as a volunteer with Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department established him as a man with the knowledge, commitment and ability to get things done.
In addition to his dedication to county-wide issues and organizations, Bruce worked hard for his local community with service on the Nokomis Area Civic Association, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, Nokomis Revitalization Committee, and Friends of Nokomis Parks. His work and success are seen and known throughout the Nokomis community.