Peter Fischer received the Public Service Award, which is given to an appointed official who has given outstanding support for parks, trails and open space.
Peter has three children and lives by Playcrest Park. He follows family leadership in his activities in the public sector. His Mother, Lorraine, served as Chair of the Maplewood Planning Commission for many years. His children go the the Tri-District School in Maplewood, which is an environmental school. His family camps together.
Peter has shown outstanding leadership as Chair of Maplewood Park Commission since 1996. He worked very hard to pass the Open Space Referendum a few years ago. He also worked to pass the last park referendum which was not successful. In 1999 he chaired the task force which developed the comprehensive park plan.