MILWAUKEE — Elizabeth “Bo” Black, the govt director of Milwaukee Planet Festival Inc. for virtually two many years, handed absent on Friday, July 25, a Summerfest spokesperson stated.
Black, effectively-identified all over Milwaukee, assisted expand Summerfest into the party that retains the distinction — The World’s Biggest Tunes Competition.
Statement from Summerfest
“Bo was certainly focused to creating Milwaukee as the Town of Festivals throughout her tenure and labored tirelessly with various ethnic festivals and other charitable triggers, serving to to ensure their good results. She also championed “Operation Summer season Chance”, a youth employment method which aimed to supply Milwaukee’s younger folks a career expertise at Henry Maier Festival Park. We keep on her legacy today and are very pleased to provide employment possibilities to 1000’s in our neighborhood on an once-a-year basis.
“We can uniquely recognize the strategies in which Bo remaining her mark on Summerfest, the festivals, Henry Maier Festival Park and Milwaukee. She was a power. We are all grateful for her efforts, creative imagination and flair, which assistance make Summerfest the remarkable knowledge it is right now. On behalf of anyone at Summerfest earlier and present, we deliver our heartfelt condolences to Bo’s good friends and loved ones.”
Assertion from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
“Bo Black was a enormous part of Milwaukee for several years. In the complete record of Summerfest, no one particular title is extra linked with the yearly function than Bo Black.
“She brought enthusiasm and glamour to her place as the head of Milwaukee Environment Festivals, and she was also a demanding leader who set Summerfest and ethnic festivals on a study course for ongoing good results.
“Bo Black was genuinely a Milwaukee movie star. She will be very long-remembered for her effects on our metropolis.”