Bayview Station - Citizen of the Month - March 2018

Barbara Ockel

Barbara is the Executive Director of the Bayview Opera House. During her tenure at BVOH, she founded Dare 2 Dream ARTS Youth Enrichment, now a flagship program. She oversaw the restoration Opera House’s historic wood floor and proscenium to their former glory, earning the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre a place on the  2011 National Register of Historic Places and a 2011 Governor's Award for Historic Preservation. Barbara ensures that contributions of the African American community of Bayview are recognized and preserved and provides programming to bringing people together to maintain community cohesion.

Citizen of the Month