For more than 20 years, Ralph Pace has been an outstanding member of the greater Ludlow community.  Many of his contributions to this community were described by the Vermont legislature in a lengthy proclamation issued on March 1, 2019 to honor Ralph’s community leadership and public service.
 
The proclamation spoke to a large number of Ralph’s accomplishments, a few of which are highlighted here:
  -  Served on a committee to bring the Ludlow Town Hall into compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  -  Spearheaded the effort to modernize the Ludlow Town Hall’s second floor auditorium while retaining the auditorium’s historic character and charm. 
  -  Founded the Friends of Ludlow Auditorium to ensure that the auditorium, also known as the Heald Auditorium, would flourish as a popular venue for events such as movies, musicals, plays and political debates.
  -  Produced and hosted, on local cable television, over 300 episodes of a weekly news and public affairs program called “That Was the Week That Was”, a popular forum for local information and civic engagement. 
  -  Served on the Ludlow Armory Committee, which transformed the former military complex into the multipurpose Ludlow Community Center, which now hosts a cafeteria, a commercial kitchen, a gymnasium and the headquarters for Black River Good Neighbor Services and Okemo Valley TV.
  -  Served as Ludlow’s town health officer.
 
The Ludlow Rotary is proud to have Ralph Pace as a member, where he continues to serve as an outstanding member of our community.
 
The entire proclamation was read at the Ludlow Town Meeting on March 4, 2019, and at the March 5 Ludlow Rotary meeting.
 
For more information contact David Almond at davidkalmond44@gmail.com