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Annual Board of Selectmen Awards

2018 Submission Deadline: Noon on Friday, November 16th

Each fall the Fairfield Board of Selectmen awards an Employee of the Year Award and a Fairfielder of the Year Award to two deserving recipients.  All members of the public, including town and school employees, are encouraged to submit nominations to the First Selectman's office.  The Board of Selectmen selects the two final winners and presents the awards to the individuals at a Board of Selectmen meeting.  

These awards have become a popular and rewarding tradition in Fairfield.  They give the Fairfield community an opportunity to highlight the many wonderful and devoted residents and employees who serve as the backbone of our Town.  Please consider participating in the nomination process.  Criteria, links to forms and a list of past winners are available below.

Employee of the Year Award

 Electronic Submission:  Employee of the Year Award Nomination - Online Fillable Form
Hard Copy Submission:  Employee of the Year Award Nomination - Printable Form

The primary criteria for consideration are service and job performance that goes beyond the daily work of the individual and that benefits the Fairfield government and community.  Such basic criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • Performance excellence
  • Reliability/Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Judgment
  • Cooperation and Spirit
  • Outstanding public service
  • Unique contributions to improve government services
Year Recipient
2018   Earl Marshall, Jr., Public Works
  2017   Mark Barnhart, Community and Economic Development Director
 2016  Lieutenant James Perez, Police Department
2015 Janet Merando, Human Services Department
 2014 Craig Kimball, IT Department
2013 Tom Steinke, Conservation Director
2012 Gary MacNamara, Police Chief
2011 Holly Lanese, Office of the Registrars of Voters and
Sergeant Edward Greene, Fairfield PD
2010 Ed Boman, Assistant Director of Public Works
2009 Barbara Hawkins, Head Children's Librarian
2008 Scott Bartlett, DPW Superintendent
2007 William Hurley, Chief Engineer
2006 Raymond Agostino
Terry Dunn, Department of Public Works and
Charlie Savoid, Engineering Department
2004 Barbara Brosnan, Public Health Nursing

Fairfielder of the Year Award

 Electronic Submission:  Fairfielder of the Year Award Nomination - Online Fillable Form 
Hard Copy Submission: Fairfielder of the Year Award Nomination - Printable Form

The primary criteria for consideration are personal time, energy and talent of service to the residents of Fairfield, and/or society in general, that promotes betterment of life in our town. Such criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outstanding volunteer commitment that benefits an individual, group or the entire community of Fairfield
  • Unique achievement that benefits our community or society in general
  • Model citizen who reflects the positive values of the Town of Fairfield
  • Exceptional personal qualities, including, but not limited to:
    • Leadership
    • Initiative
    • Reliability/Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation and Spirit
Year Recipient
2018   Mary Hogue
2017  Tom Quinn and the late Bob Frigo
 2016 Douglas Fried 
 2015 Marlene Battista
2014 Peter Penczer
2013 Jeanne Harrison
2012 Dr. George Lacovara
2011 In honor of the late Mr. Robert Brennan Jr.
2010 Norma Peterson
2009 Frank Rice
2008 In honor of the late Selectman Denise Dougiello
2007 Isobel Broadhurst
2006 Patrick Carroll
2005 In honor of the late Ann S. Carter
2004 The Honorable Carl J. Dickman