It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a dear friend, environmental activist, and superb project manager, Patty Rosewater.
Patty was tireless in her work with GreenTown Los Altos. As a Core Leadership Team member, she ran our weekly phone conference calls with style and enthusiasm. She also acted as GreenTown’s Finance Committee Chair, managing our finances and relationship with our fiscal sponsor, Acterra. But more importantly, she was a friend to all of those who worked with her and knew her through GreenTown. Her tireless optimism, beautiful smile, and great listening skills made everyone feel immediately at home and welcomed.
We will miss you dearly Patty but your spirit and your infectious enthusiasm will live on through us. To leave a note for her husband Tim or daughter Lindsay, please visit the San Jose Mercury News Guest Book for Patty.
Several events are planned in the coming weeks and months to honor Patty’s life:
- Monday, September 12, the Environmental Commission will dedicate it’s meeting to Patty Rosewater. In addition to her GreenTown work, Patty also chaired the Los Altos Environmental Commission. There will be an opportunity to speak in public comment about Patty and her contribution to our local environment and our lives. Los Altos Council Chambers, 7pm.
- Tuesday, September 13, Los Altos City Council will discuss dedicating a memorial tree and plaque in Los Altos in Patty Rosewater’s memory. Los Altos Council Chambers, 7pm.
- November 1-30, Reflections on Water: Multimedia Art Exhibit at the Los Altos Library in conjunction with the Los Altos History Museum’s Shaped by Water exhibition will be dedicated to Patty’s memory. Patty ran the “call for art” for the exhibit. Los Altos Library, library hours. Artist Reception November 8, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. www.santaclaracountylib.org
- October 8-April 22, the Los Altos History Museum exhibit Shaped by Water will include a labyrinth in the courtyard, designed to inspire reflection about how water has shaped our lives. The labyrinth will be dedicated to Patty Rosewater.
One Response to “GreenTown Loses Colleague and Friend – Patty Rosewater”
We are shocked and saddened to learn of Patty’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Patty’s family on the loss of one wonderful woman who made our community a better place. Her vision of a sustainable Los Altos, her leadership in making the Environmental Commission a vital and positive voice for change, her commitment to GreenTown and educating us all about how to walk more gently on the land and always, her upbeat, friendly, encouraging and inclusive nature, a calm voice in a strident world, will be sorely missed.