A Stamford man who's dedicated his life to Stamford housing was honored Wednesday night. Courtney Nelthropp has served as Charter Oak Communities board chairman for over a decade.
"It was a privilege to be able to give something back to the community and I was very fortunate to have an opportunity to do it," said Nelthropp.
"It's all because of your talented effort and your vision, Courtney, that we have a wonderful housing authority and development organization that is the envy of the state of Connecticut," Mayor Michael Pavia.
Nelthropp was recognized for all of his hard work at a dinner hosted by Family Centers, Charter Oak, and Stamford Hospital.
"It's incredible. He's changed the landscape, developed housing that any of us would be proud to live in," said Pavia.
Nelthropp was instrumental in revitalizing Stamford's West side. He says change in the city continues.
"Because Stamford still has a significant need for affordable housing," said Nelthropp.
The dinner benefitted the Truglia Thumbelina Fund, which helps Stamford children in need. Proceeds will fund a weekend meal program , sending over 100 children home with meals for the weekend.