Annual Meeting

Diane Stroman, Bertha Belden, William C Nimons, Jimmy Tickey, Suzanne Reilly, Sharon Closius, John Ready, Beth Colette, Ben Florsheim, Valerie DiGangi, Patricia Tarasovic.
Photo Credit: (Fred Ortoli)
Valley Council presents service awards to Suzanne Reilly, William C. Nimons and Valley Community Foundation.

The Valley Council for Health and Human Services (VCHHS) held its Annual Breakfast Meeting & Community Awards Presentation on December 6 at Brownson Country Club, Shelton, CT.

Diane Stroman, Chair and Executive Vice President of TEAM, Inc. & Patricia Tarasovic, Vice Chair and Director of Valley United Ways Volunteer Center, presented awards honoring Valley Community Foundation, William C. Nimons & Suzanne Reilly. Bertha Belden accompanied the chairs and incoming Vice Chair Susan Agamy in presenting the awards. Diane Stroman was honored to receive the Outgoing Chair Award.

Jimmy Tickey, representing Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro, and Ben Florsheim, representing Senator Chris Murphy of CT., recognized the award recipients and presented them with certificates of recognition.  Honorees also received a proclamation from Senator Richard Blumenthal’s office.

Each December, the Valley Council holds an Annual Meeting featuring a keynote presentation and community awards presentation. We invite all members of the Valley community to join us.  Back to top

Community Awards Presentation

The Valley Council presents three community awards at its Annual Meeting each year.

The Program or Agency of the Year Award honors a nonprofit agency or program whose services have made a significant and lasting contribution to the health and wellbeing of lower Naugatuck Valley residents.

The Lewis Savitsky Staff Excellence Award, named in honor of a long-time employee of the Valley United Way) recognizes extraordinary service as an employee in the nonprofit community.

The Richard O. Belden Community Service Award celebrates late State Representative Richard Belden’s legacy of community involvement by honoring an individual or organization whose efforts have made a significant contribution to improving quality of life in the Valley.  For a list of past winners, click here.

Council member agency representatives can submit nominations for awards through the Member Log-In section.

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