Bob Tucker, architect and Assistant Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 63, was recognized by First Selectman Ellen Scalettar as the first 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. “There are so many people who make Woodbridge a wonderful place to live, play and work that I’ll never be able to recognize all of them,” said Scalettar, “but I hope to thank as many as possible through this program.”
Tucker approached the Board of Selectmen about building a pavilion in memory of Alfredo Canepari, a Boy Scout who passed away last year from leukemia. Canepari and his family were very active in the Boy Scouts, Tucker says, and “this seemed like a good fit”. After some discussion, Tucker, the troop committee, and Town officials agreed that the best location for the pavilion would be at Camp Whiting, a Boy Scout camp located on Town-owned property. The pavilion was paid for with funds raised by the Boy Scouts for this purpose.
“I’m honored and a little embarrassed by the attention,” Tucker said upon receiving the award. He was quick to point out that a committee was involved in planning and executing the project. Roughly 20 people – adults and Boy Scouts — were involved in the construction, and the work was completed with donations of materials from the business community.
Tucker, a principal with the firm Huestis Tucker Architects LLC, located in Woodbridge, designed the pavilion which was built this fall by a group of volunteers and dedicated at a moving ceremony this month.
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.