Award Winners

The Valley Council for Health and Human Services annually honors an individual who works in the nonprofit sector and a nonprofit agency for service to the community at its annual meeting. Since 2008, it has also honored individuals or organizations outside the non-profit sector whose efforts have made a significant contribution to improving the quality of life of residents in the lower Naugatuck Valley with the Richard O. Belden Community Service Award. The following is a complete list of former winners.

Program/Agency of the Year Award

1997 – Birmingham Group Health Services
1998 – Valley United Way
1999 – TEAM, Inc.
2000 – Housatonic Council Boy Scouts of America
2001 – no award presented
2002 – Naugatuck Valley Health District
2003 – Derby Neck Library
2004 – The WorkPlace, Inc.
2005 – Parent Child Resource Center
2006 – Valley YMCA
2007 – New Haven Legal Assistance
2008 – Valley United Way Corporate Volunteer Council
2009 – Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross
2010 – Valley Community Foundation
2011 – Greater Valley Corps of the Salvation Army
2012 – Derby Youth Services Bureau
2013 – Valley Parish Nurse Program
2014 – Valley United Way Youth Leadership Program
2015 – Masters Table Community Meals
2016 – Valley Community Foundation

Lewis E. Savitsky Staff Excellence Award

1997 – William Powanda
1998 – John Walsh
1999 – Marilyn Cormack & Carolyn Schuster
2000 – Anne Reyher
2001 – no award presented
2002 – Patrick Charmel & Patricia Tarasovic
2003 – Mary Schmecker
2004 – Bonnie Bodak
2005 – Patricia Kaplan
2006 – Michelle Holovach & Laura Mutrie
2007 – Judith Wood Augusta
2008 – Elizabeth Holcomb
2009 – Beth Patton Comerford and Mary S. Nescott
2010 – Pamela Lorenzo
2011 – Cathleen Kellett & David Morgan
2012 – Rita R. Fazzino
2013 – James Queen
2014 – Richard Knoll
2015 – Nick Gentile
2016 – Suzanne Reilly

 

Richard O. Belden Community Service Award

2008 – City of Shelton
2009 – Fred Ortoli
2010 – John J. Sullivan’s Restaurant
2011 – The Valley Women’s Health Initiative
2012 – Naomi Wallace
2013 –  Ansonia Police Department & Chief Kevin Hale
2014 – Dominck J. Thomas
2015 – Harry Burlakoff
2016 – William Nimons

 

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