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Stamford’s Laurie Albano To Receive State Recreation Award

Next month, Laurie Albano will be honored with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association, Inc.
Next month, Laurie Albano will be honored with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association, Inc. Photo Credit: Stamford Recreation

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Laurie Albano, Stamford’s superintendent of recreation, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association Inc., Mayor David Martin announced.

The prestigious award will be presented to Albano next month at a formal awards ceremony.

“Congratulations to Laurie!” said Martin. “She has done tremendous work for the City of Stamford and has enhanced the lives of the young people who attend all of the recreation department’s activities.

"It is great to see that she is getting the recognition she deserves, most importantly, from her peers.”

The Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious award that the CRPA offers. Recipients have made outstanding contributions over a significant number of years to the recreation and/or parks field.

“Laurie is an incredible asset to the city, and I am so proud of the work she does day in and day out. This is a huge honor for Laurie and we are lucky that she happens to work with us here in Stamford,” said Ernie Orgera, director of operations. The CRPA said that this honor "is truly a testament to (her) hard work and dedication within the field of Parks and Recreation.”

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