A resolution asking the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename part of U.S. 24 the “Phyllis J. Pond Memorial Highway” passed the Indiana House unanimously Thursday.
The author of the resolution -Pond’s replacement, Casey Cox- said the honor would be an appropriate tribute to her legacy.
“Rep. Pond was a true public servant,” said Rep. Cox. “As a legislator and an educator, she was always dedicated to the betterment and well-being of our community and state.”
“[Pond] left enormous shoes to fill,” said Rep. Cox. “She led by example and stood firmly on her principles throughout her tenure, and I strive to do the same. Her commitment to public service left an imprint on our community and the Statehouse. I hope that in some small way, the renaming of the highway will remind folks of Phyllis and her always caring spirit.”
Final approval will be up to INDOT.