Ingrid Manning Honored


   Main Street Waterbury has announced that the recipient of the 2011 Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award is Ingrid Manning, CEO of the Connecticut Community Foundation.

    Ms. Manning will receive the award on Thursday June 23, 2011 at the Palace Theater at 5PM.  Main Street Waterbury created this award to celebrate the leadership and contributions of the late Stephen R. Sasala who was the former CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce and former President of this downtown revitalization program’s Board of Directors. 

   Steve Sasala advocated for quality planning and policy development, and practiced the leadership approach of setting goals and staying the course while recognizing and working toward the bigger picture.  With these qualities, he continually provided support for addressing local work in ways that ultimately benefitted the more global good.
Ingrid and Steve worked very well together in bringing such great initiatives to our local community.  In particular, her work with creating the Arts and Culture Collaborative and her determined efforts over these past several years to help Main Street Waterbury with Clean, Safe & Friendly efforts for Downtown Waterbury are but two examples of the commitment that goes above and beyond her responsibilities at the Foundation all while demonstrating the same qualities that Steve stood for in Community Partnership building, collaboration, and good public policy.

   In addition, Main Street Waterbury has created a Stephen R. Sasala Scholarship to be awarded to a high school student.  The successful applicant must possess the following attributes of public policy(via academics), leadership and community involvement while fully understanding how each attribute is linked together for the greater good of a community.  Applicants must demonstrate their leadership interests by being actively involved in the classroom, in student clubs, and community organizations. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate how their involvement has contributed to their development as a future community leader.  This years’ scholarship will be awarded to Marisa MCcann from Wolcott High School. 

   Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Palace Theater Box Office.  Call 203-346-2000 for details.  A portion of the proceeds are for the Stephen R. Sasala Scholarship fund. For more information contact the Main Street Waterbury office at 203-757-0701 ext. 302.

   Main Street Waterbury is a 501c3 non-profit, downtown management and revitalization program in the context of historic preservation. Through improving the physical appearance of downtown Waterbury, promoting its architectural and cultural assets, organizing volunteer initiatives, sponsoring events, and fostering public/private partnerships, Main Street Waterbury hopes to economically rejuvenate Waterbury’s downtown district without sacrificing its character or heritage.