FITHIAN – State Representative Mike Marron (R-Fithian) has been leading an effort to rename the Vermilion County Administration Building for former US Speaker of the House and local legend Joe Cannon. Marron was joined on Monday by Vermilion County Board member Steve Miller in delivering more than 500 petition signatures that were gathered over the last year in support of the effort.
“Today I am proud to announce the successful completion of our petition drive to rename the Vermilion County Administration Building in Danville for former Speaker of the House Joe Cannon,” Marron said. “In coordination with county officials and interested members of the community, we educated the public and got a great amount of buy-in for the effort.”
Marron previously served as the chairman of the Vermilion County Board, and in that role, he helped implement a new rule that requires any county-owned building renaming efforts to meet a petition signature requirement of 500 signatures before the County Board can act.
“When we come together as a community, we can achieve great things,” Marron said. “As a Vermilion County resident, and as an elected official representing Vermilion County on the county board and now as State Representative, I am proud to join my fellow citizens to make progress on community-driven initiatives like this.”
If the measure is adopted by the county board, the Vermilion County Administration Building would be renamed the Joseph G. Cannon building.