TEAM, Inc. Celebrates 51st Anniversary with Community Awards

Mayor Mark Lauretti will accept the Heritage Award for the city of Shelton during TEAM Inc. 51st Annual Meeting Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. at the La Sala Banquet Hall, 73 High Street, Derby.

The agency will be making several community award presentations at the meeting:

The Lillian Chrostowski Award will be presented to community volunteer, Anastasia Timpko, a local social service professional whose outstanding work has had a profound and positive effect on our community.

The Heritage Award in recognition of an individual or organization who was involved with TEAM at different periods of the agency's history and provide support and leadership will be presented to Mayor Lauretti and the City of Shelton for their support to ensure low income residents of not only Shelton but, of the Lower Naugatuck Valley have access to quality services.

Partnership Awards in recognition of a business, organization or agency partner whose outstanding support and collaboration has assisted TEAM in advancing its agency mission will be awarded to Griffin Hospital and the TEAM Meet Santa Day Committee (John Harwood, David Rose, Huntington Branch Library, Shelton EMS, and the Huntington Fire Co. #3)

The Chairman’s Award will be presented to John “Jack” Walsh, President/CEO of the Valley United Way who has made a broad, profound impact on the quality of human services in the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

The guest speaker for the event is Mr. David Addams, Executive Director of the William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend TEAM’s Annual Meeting. Cost is $35 for the dinner event. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Trish Wigglesworth at 736-5420, ext. 221 or by Oct. 7.

TEAM Inc. is a private, 501c (3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to strengthen our community by educating, supporting, and empowering individuals and families. TEAM programs impact the communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Naugatuck, Orange, Oxford, Shelton, Seymour, Waterbury, and Woodbridge.