First Selectman Ellen Scalettar recognized Adam Parsons as February’s Woodbridge Person of the Month. Scalettar initiated the Woodbridge Person of the Month Recognition program to spotlight the many Woodbridge residents, volunteers and employees who go above and beyond the expected in their dedication and commitment to Woodbridge and its residents. “The Town of Woodbridge is fortunate to have Adam as an employee,” said Scalettar. “Adam always has the Town’s best interests in mind. He goes well beyond his job duties to make sure the Town’s parks and ball fields are beautiful and safe to use.”
Parsons has worked for the Town of Woodbridge for 16 years and serves as the Town’s Parks Director and Deputy Tree Warden. He is responsible for organically maintaining much of the Town’s public spaces. In the winter he helps the Public Works department by plowing snow and in the warmer months he can be seen planting flowers in front of Town Hall or mowing the fields at the Town’s parks and ball fields.
Most recently, Parsons rescued an abandoned puppy he found on Town property. On a very cold day the puppy had been abandoned near the Town tennis courts with a bag of dog food. Parsons and colleague Dan Frolish rescued the dog, which was shaking from the cold, and called Animal Control. The puppy is now available for adoption.
During a site visit to the Fitzgerald Field by the Ad Hoc Committee on Best Organic Practices, Parsons was praised by a state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection wildlife biologist for doing an outstanding job of organically managing the fields and creating habitat for birds and butterflies. He has also been widely praised for his assistance in bringing Pease Place Playground to fruition.
Last year when skunks were tearing up the baseball fields in search of grubs growing under the grass, Parsons managed the process to determine the best way to protect the fields and manage Town land as organically as possible. “Adam is a problem solver who finds creative ways to resolve issues,” said Scalettar.
If you know a Woodbridge employee, resident or volunteer who’s gone above and beyond expectations, please nominate that person for this award by contacting Betsy Yagla at email@example.com or 203-389-3403.