I met Judy Markowitz in the 80’s when she worked for WJBC, long before she was Mayor Judy.
Judy was doing promotions and community outreach for the station, and I had an idea for a Downtown Bloomington IL bike race I thought she might be interested in.
Long story short, Judy and I partnered, along with Irvin Brothers, to create the WJBC Pepsi Cola Criterium.
The Criterium became a nationally recognized race drawing international riders, and an estimated 10,000 people were on the streets of Bloomington watching the inaugural race.
Judy was a force, and I’ll always remember her passion and energy for her community.
Read more ABOUT JUDY’S LIFE AND LEGACY:
The Pantagraph: https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-remembering-judy-markowitz-a-bloomington-community-icon-and-mayor-who-died-this-week/article_951aeda1-c29e-5a93-a30d-4293188dc4c1.html