First Selectman Ellen Scalettar recognized Building Maintenance Foreman Brad Parsons as the May 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 Building Maintenance Foreman is responsible for much of the behind-the-scenes work required to keep Town buildings running smoothly. Recently Parsons has been working diligently to ready the Country Club of Woodbridge pool for the public by the anticipated opening date, Memorial Day weekend.
Under normal circumstances, Parsons begins this work in early April and has help from the pool director. This year, due to budget uncertainties and pool condition, Parsons’ work was delayed until very late April and he has been completing the necessary work without the help of a pool director. “If you are a pool member please be sure to thank Brad,” said First Selectman Scalettar. “Opening the pool this year would not be possible without Brad’s hard work and creative problem solving.”
Parsons has worked for the Town since 1992. Parsons has also been instrumental in converting Town buildings to LED light bulbs, including the upcoming conversion at the Library. “So much of the work done by Woodbridge employees would be impossible, or at least very difficult, without Brad. He makes sure the heat is on in the winter and that our fire alarms work properly; he keeps the elevators running and the lights on so that our other employees can do their work,” said Scalettar. “And he does it all with humor and a smile.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-389-3403.