Center is Honored for Service to Public Works Community

L-R Mary McCarthy (T2), Karl Reichle (Town of South Windsor), Donna Shea (T2), Shelly Desjardin (T2), Mike Gantick (town of South Windsor), Stephanie Merrall (T2)

by Mary C. McCarthy

The Connecticut Technology Transfer Center (T2 Center) was honored this week for their service to Connecticut’s Public Works Community.  Representatives from the Town of South Windsor presented  Director Donna Shea and her staff with a 2011 Business Partnership Public Works Award for their efforts on behalf of the public works community.

The award is meant to recognize individuals or groups that, through their activities, help South Windsor deliver quality services to their residents.  The T2 Center was recognized for facilitating relationships among state and local agencies and the professional public works associations in Connecticut and for providing high quality training programs and technical assistance that assist the Town in how they view and approach their jobs.

The Business Partnership Public Works Award is one of the ways that the Town of South Windsor recognizes National Public Works Week, a public education campaign that calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. The Week seeks to enhance the prestige of the often-unsung heroes of our society-the professionals who serve the public good every day with quiet dedication.  This year, National Public Works Week falls on May 15-21 and the theme is “Public Works: Serving You and Your Community”.  To learn more about National Public Works Week, please visit and to learn more about the Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, visit

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