South Bend community leader, Jeff Gibney, has died

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The man who led the South Bend Heritage Foundation for three decades has died.

Jeff Gibney was also the foundation's first member, and spent years helping transform many of South Bend's urban neighborhoods.

Gibney passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 65, after battling a long-term illness.

Jeff served for four years as Executive Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development.

In 2004, he was given an Honorary Doctorate in Human Letters from Indiana University of South Bend.

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