The following is based on a press release from the Danbury Chamber of Commerce.
The Women's Business Council of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce will present special Honorary Recognition to First Selectman Patricia Llodra and former Superintendent Janet Robinson at its third Annual Heart of Women Award reception.
"The Heart of Women Award recognizes women who have made a lasting impact on their community and have inspired others into action," said JoAnn Cueva, Coordinator of the Women's Business Council and a member of the nominating committee.
"Both Pat and Janet have been driving forces for the residents of Newtown and we are honored to recognize their extraordinary efforts and accomplishments."
"Pat considers service to the community a calling of the highest order;" said Bill Brimmer, Newtown Savings Bank Board of Trustees member. "She is focused on teamwork and bringing people together."
Regarding Janet Robinson, long-time friend Betty Hensal of Hensal Realty said, "Janet has been an inspiration to the community throughout her career as an educator. Her compassion and leadership skills were keenly evident as she faced the aftermath of Dec. 14 as Newtown's Superintendent of Schools. Janet never ceases to amaze me."
Llodra and Robinson will be recognized alongside Ann's Place CEO Wilda Hayes at a cocktail and dinner reception on Thursday, October 17th at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury. For more information about the reception and sponsorship opportunities contact JoAnn Cueva at 203-743-5565.