There’s a new face hanging around on the 4th floor of Stamford’s Government Center. Tim Curtin is Stamford’s new Citizen of the Year, and on Thursday he was officially added to the wall of the 68 previous honorees during a plaque ceremony.
“It is such an honor and a privilege to be able to pass the Citizen of the Year honor to Tim Curtin,” says 2012 honoree Jami Sherwood. “He is just a wonderful person, a terrific man, and he’s given so much to this city and contributed to so many different organizations.”
“It is a great honor to be chosen for this award, joining a group of people who have been honored over the years,” says Curtin. “The Jewish War veterans started this project in 1945 right after the war ended and it has been a tremendous list of very important people.”
Curtin was surprised with the honor back in January. He has served in a number of different roles for the city government and worked for Governor Dannel Malloy when he was Stamford’s mayor. Curtin says he’s proud of the city he’s been a part of for over four decades.
“I love this city,” Curtin says. “We have everything here, that’s what I tell people. It’s not only a great place to live, but a great place to have your children in school; and a lot of restaurants, the downtown is just spectacular now, so there’s much much going on.”
And Curtin says he’s not done with Stamford. He says his next focus is getting the City’s Old Town Hall back into action.
“Very shortly the Old Town Hall will come back to the ownership of the city and I think it’s a building that we need to do some planning on and decide what the future use will be.”
Curtin will be honored in a Citizen of the Year dinner on Thursday, May 8 at the Italian Stamford.