2018 Lifetime Preservation Award Recipient:

Phila Slade

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Phila Slade and her husband Dick moved to North Andover in 1958 where upon, "Ted Leland swept us into the Historical Society and Improvement Society almost before we moved in. I was a member of the NAHS when the membership voted to give the Common to the town. (and) I will say that I inherited a deep interest in history, especially local, wherever I happen to be, from my parents."

A woman of terrific energy, civic engagement and pride in our community, Phila has made a significant impact in the preservation of our history, landscape, and the beautification of our community. Phila's contributions include:

  • North Andover Historical Society
    • Volunteer and member since 1961
    • Past docent for school programs
    • Parson Barnard House Garden Restoration Grant
  • North Andover Improvement Society President
    • Initiated North Andover Common Plant Identification
    • Organized restoration and continued maintenance of Memorial Park
    • Responsible for the Application for National Register of Historic Places for Tavern Acres including the Stevens Library, Memorial Park and 20 houses
    • Helped found and fold into the Improvement Society the Friends of North Andover Trails and Friends of Memorial Park
  • Andover Artist Guild
    • President
    • Chaired Art in the Park
  • North Andover Garden Club
    • 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts
    • 2016 Civic Beautification Chair & Board
  • League of Women Voters
    • President
    • Provisional President during its founding
    • Chair Cluster Zoning Committee, Solid Waste
  • North Parish
    • Trustee
    • First 2nd Burial Ground map

We are truly grateful for Phila's over 60 years of dedication to the community and for enhancement of the North Andover Landscape.

june 10, 2018 gala event in honor of phila slade 

reception on the tyson patio at rolling ridge (slideshow)

citation from massachusetts house of representatives

presented by State Representative Diana DiZoglio

joint citations from the massachusetts senate

presented by aides of senators kathleen O'Connor-ives & bruce tarr 

citation from the town of north andover

presented by phil decologero, north andover board of selectmen chair

2018 lifetime preservation award

presented by stan limpert, president of the north andover historical society

phila honored by leaders of the community

Phila & DICK SLADE + carol majahad, Director of the Historical Society

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phila supported by her loving family

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luncheon at rolling ridge in honor of Phila Slade

board members on the gala planning committee

Kathy Stevens (event sponsor; Diane huster (chair); chris allen (program design)

video of 2018 gala honoring phila slade at Rolling ridge

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