Shelton fire company and youth director honored by TEAM

A Shelton voluntary fire company and the outgoing Shelton youth director will honored at the 49th annual meeting of TEAM Inc. The breakfast meeting will take place Friday, Oct. 10 at Grassy Hill Lodge, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby.

Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Company will receive the 2014 Partnership Award for its coordination of the response to January’s Howe Avenue fire that left 23 households homeless.

Julie Penry, retiring director of the Shelton Youth Service Bureau, will receive the Lillian Chrostwoski Award for her work developing programs for community teens and youth.

The event’s speaker will be U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy, who will receive TEAM’s Chairman’s Award for his support of programs that help area residents battle the impact of poverty.

Registration is at 7:45 a.m. and the meeting will end at 9:30 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The cost is $35, including the meal. For information contact Silvia Paytas at 203-736-5420, ext. 202, or

Organization president is retiring

The annual meeting is also the final one for TEAM President and CEO Richard Knoll, who will retire at the end of the year after 34 years of service. The agency’s new president and CEO will be introduced by the board of directors at the meeting.

The nonprofit TEAM Inc. helps individuals and families achieve well-being, self-sufficiency and full participation in the community. It serves Shelton and nine other towns.