Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award and Scholarship
On May 31,2012 Joseph A. Geary
, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, City of Waterbury
received the Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award
. Joe had worked closely with Steve Sasala on several community initiatives including the Waterbury Development Corporation Board of Directors. Joe has been very active in the community for many years previously serving as a volunteer coach for East Mountain Athletic Association coaching soccer, basketball, and softball. In addition, he has volunteered his time with the Olympian Club, United Way of Greater Waterbury, East End Community Club, and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. He has been an active supporter of Main Street Waterbury since its inception facilitating the organization's clean, safe, and friendly programs thus making a significant difference to the overall appearance of Downtown Waterbury. Joe's professional approach to leadership includes partnership building, community collaboration, and good public policy.
On June 23, 2011 Ingrid Manning, CEO, Connecticut Community Foundation received the Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award. Main Street Waterbury (MSW) initiated this award in 2010 to recognize the leadership and contributions of Steve Sasala, the former President and CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber. His leadership style emphasized the value of building community partnerships. With this award Main Street Waterbury sees the opportunity to honor Steve, acknowledge the value of productive community partnerships, and praise the contributions of specific leaders who have made a positive impact on Waterbury's growth as a strong and productive community. (Award Recipients)
On June 23, 2011 Main Street Waterbury presented the first Stephen R. Sasala II Scholarship to Marisa McCann a senior at Wolcott High School. The scholarship is available to a graduating high school senior whose intended college major is Political Science, Economics, Sociology, or Urban Studies. Follow this link for further information and application forms.
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