2006 Honoree


Peter B. Thierry has been selected as the 2006 recipient of the annual Harwinton Outstanding Citizen Award, which will be presented for 6the 32nd time at a banquet on Friday, April 28, at the Torrington Elks Club.

A Harwinton native, Thierry is the third member of his family to be so honored. His grandfather, Raymond G. Bentley, was the first recipient of the award (then known as the Arthur B. Poole Award) in 1975. His mother, Marion Thierry, received it in 1981.

Thierry currently serves as chairman of the Harwinton Board of Finance. He previously served four terms as a Selectman and is a past director of the Harwinton Agricultural Society. He has also served on the Harwinton Planning Commission and on the building committees for Harwinton Town Hall, the Harwinton Library, and Harwinton Town Garage. He is also a past treasurer of the Harwinton Youth Sports Association.

“Harwinton is made up of many volunteers and that is what makes the town strong,” said Thierry upon being informed of his selection. “I am deeply humbled to be selected for this award.”

However, Beverly Fortin, who chairs the Harwinton Outstanding Citizen Award Committee noted, “Peter Thierry’s contributions to the town far exceed those of the average volunteer and his willingness to serve Harwinton spans decades. That’s why he deserves to be honored.”

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