This Saturday, September 18, at noon, the City of Vienna is set to dedicate a memorial to longtime Vienna Mayor Jon A. Simmons. The monument to Mayor Jon, a new bench at the Vienna City Park, was made possible by various community sponsors alongside contributions by the city. The bench sits alongside sections of newly-poured concrete sidewalks in the park. The event will be open to the public.
Simmons stepped down shortly before his passing in January of this year. The former mayor was a lifelong Vienna resident and a Vietnam War veteran. He served as mayor for twelve years, capping off an eventful public career that included a successful and long-running auction business and a stint as Johnson County Treasurer.