John A. Zinno, Jr., a partner at BlumShapiro, has been selected as the Community Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Greater Waterbury.

The Community Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service within the greater Waterbury community. Nominees are considered for their contributions of time and effort along with their noted accomplishments and impact.

“We are thrilled to present John Zinno with the 2011-2012 Community Volunteer of the Year Award. John’s leadership, passion and commitment are a true testament to his character, which is embodied by this award,” said Kristen Jacoby, president and chief professional officer of the United Way of Greater Waterbury.  “Whether John is serving on the board, special committee or just called upon for advice, he is always there to help and has made a visible impact in our community.”

Zinno, a resident of Middlebury, is a longtime supporter of the United Way of Greater Waterbury.  He is a voting member, a member of the Campaign Leadership Council and will Chair the United Way of Greater Waterbury 2012-2013 Annual Campaign.

In addition to being very active with the United Way of Greater Waterbury, Zinno serves on the board of directors for the Palace Theatre, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, the Greater Waterbury YMCA and the Naugatuck Valley Development Corporation.

Zinno will receive the Volunteer of the Year award at the United Way of Greater Waterbury’s 26th Annual Community Leaders Awards Dinner to be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza of Southbury.

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