COVID-19 Memorial Installation

Call for Community Input Survey Linked Here

The Davis Cemetery District is planning a permanent COVID-19 memorial installation at 820 Pole Line Road. This memorial will feature a walking path, art installations, seating/reflection space, informational signage, and privacy landscaping. Visitors will walk along a path where they will walk through five pillars, each pillar artistically designed to represent those lost to the Coronavirus. The path will end at a reflection area where visitors can sit and take in the meaning of the memorial. As visitors leave the memorial, signage will be placed along the path describing the strength and resiliency our community has gained through the pandemic and will focus on looking forward, while remembering the past.

REMEMBRANCE

HONOR & ACKNOWLEDGE

RESILIENCY & STRENGTH

This memorial will provide a space for community members to remember those we lost and how the pandemic has impacted them personally.

A space to honor our first responders, essential workers, small businesses, caregivers, families, and friends while acknowledging those who have been disproportionately impacted. 

Recognizing our community’s ability to withstand adversity and recover from the pandemic. 

The district is pleased to announce site preparation is complete and construction has begun on the COVID-19 memorial. Below is the project completion time which is subject to change based on weather and product availability.

 

 

 

 

Artist Team

The artist team has been selected and will be led by local artist, Wesley Horn. Wesley is a second-generation sculptor, ceramicist, mosaicist, and builder, specializing in large-scale public art and functional installations. More information about Wes can be found here. Wes will be joined by Brenda Cibrian, Jennifer Nachmanoff, and Donna Lemongello. The memorial subcommittee and art team intends to involve the community in this build and will post additional details as the project evolves.

Initial mosaic archway renderings below

Community Feedback:

Feedback is extremely important to the district as we move forward in our planning and design process. Please take a moment to complete our short feedback survey which can be found here.

Marketing and Sponsorship: We are currently fundraising for the art installation piece of this project. More information regarding sponsorship levels and how to donate can be found on the one-pager linked below.

ART CHAMPION

$2,500+

ART PARTNER

$1,000 – $2,499

ART SPONSOR

$50 – $999

  • Logo/name on website and marketing materials.
  • Speaking invitation during
    memorial dedication.
  • Recognition throughout
    social media campaign.
  • Sponsorship plaque at the reflection patio.
  • Logo/name on website and marketing materials.
  • Recognition throughout social media campaign.
  • Sponsorship plaque within memorial.
  •  Logo/name on website and marketing materials.
  • Sponsorship recognition
    within memorial.

Art sponsorship one pager linked here. 

Art Sponsors:

 

 

William and Nancy Roe The Souza Family The Kellison Family

Volunteer Opportunities: As this project progresses, various volunteer opportunities will arise. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Jess Smithers at jess@daviscemetery.org

A huge thank you to our sponsors and Will Glaeser who created the initial memorial rendering!

PDF rendering found here.

Community Champions

  • Internation Association of Firefighters L3493
  • Yolo County Board of Supervisors
  • City of Davis

Memorial Partners

  • Nugget Markets

 

 

 

2022 Marketing / Sponsorship / Survey Information Below

 

Marketing and Sponsorship

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

$2,500+

MEMORIAL PARTNER

$1,000 – $2,499

INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR

$50 – $999

  • Speaking invitation during the dedication.
  • Logo/name on website and marketing materials.
  • Recognition throughout social media campaign.
  • Sponsorship plaque at the entrance of the memorial.
  • Logo/name on website and marketing materials.
  • Recognition throughout social media campaign.
  • Sponsorship plaque within the memorial.
  • Logo/name on website and marketing materials.
  • Sponsorship recognition within the memorial.

 

MEMORIAL ONE-PAGER AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Community Feedback:

Feedback is extremely important to the district as we move forward in our planning and design process. Please take a moment to complete our short feedback survey which can be found here or by scanning the QR below.