Richard P. Garrison, owner of Garrison Design, served as
art director of District Energy magazine from 1997 to 2009. He
passed away unexpectedly in February at the age of 58. Dick had
a passion for his craft – and for the mission of IDEA. He often
commented that he found it fulfilling to work for an organization
that was doing such important things to promote energy
efficiency and environmental responsibility.
At the age of 13, Dick was the drummer for a band that once opened for
B.B. King. Over the past decade he had
formed a new rock band that played gigs in
Minneapolis and St. Paul. Although the band hadn’t played in
some years, early this past January they had gotten together to
practice, ready to start gigging once again. He also had a passion for dogs – not just his own, but others as well.
Dick will be missed. We are grateful for his service to IDEA
and the district energy industry. Donations in Dick’s memory
may be made to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley,
Minn., at www.animalhumanesociety.org.