Commissioners remember Hendershot
Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr called a moment of silence before Tuesday's county commissioners meeting in remembrance of N. Linn Hendershot, a community activist and former Hagerstown City Councilman who died Thursday.
"Linn was an inspiration to me. His passion for the community was second to none," Barr said.
Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire, who served on the Hagerstown City Council with Hendershot, echoed Barr's comments.
"He did not let things happen, he got involved and made things happen," Aleshire said.
Hendershot contracted polio at age 3 and was in a wheelchair since early adulthood. He was on a ventilator for the last 12 years of his life after having a tracheotomy.
Still, Hendershot worked tirelessly as an advocate for the elderly and disabled.
He attended several county commissioners meetings in the past year asking for funding for a senior center in Washington County.
"If half of citizens participated in government half as much as he did, we'd be much better for it," Aleshire said.