Jack Shannahan Prize awarded for first time in seven years

Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) is pleased to announce the winners of its Jack Shannahan Prize for Public Service and Founder’s Award:

  • Connecticut Housing Finance Authority – Jack Shannahan Prize for Public Service
  • Hiram Peck, AICP, Town of Simsbury – Co-winner, Founder’s Award, presented by Eversource
  • Delpha M. Very, Town of Putnam – Co-winner, Founder’s Award, presented by Eversource

Jack Shannahan Prize for Public Service

CMSC presents this award to public servants in recognition of extraordinary efforts to preserve our historic town centers. Not given on an annual or competitive basis, CMSC has not bestowed this award since 2008, when it was presented to Senators Donald Williams and Andrew Roraback for creation of the Community Investment Act. CMSC is proud to present the award this year to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) in recognition of their exceptional efforts to revitalize our downtowns with housing and economic activity through mixed-use development.

Founder’s Award – presented by Eversource

CMSC presents this award (formerly the Connecticut Light & Power Award) in recognition of individuals and organizations who dedicate themselves to promoting a comprehensive management approach to the revitalization of Connecticut’s historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.

This year, CMSC selected two winners to receive this award:

  • Hiram Peck, AICP, Director of Community Planning & Development, Town of Simsbury
  • Delpha M. Very, Economic & Community Development Director, Town of Putnam

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