Vazzana honored as Rotary’s Citizen of the Year

Richard Vazzana has been recognized as the Rotary Club of Ridgefield’s 2018 Citizen of the Year for his many years of service to the Ridgefield community

“Richard is an accomplished business executive who has served Ridgefield in numerous leadership roles since moving here over 20 years ago,” said fellow Rotarian Joe Savino.

He served as president of the Lounsbury House (Ridgefield’s Community Center) as it underwent a major renovation. He was also on the board of directors of the Keeler Tavern,  

and most recently was a board member and vice president of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.

He has been a past president of the Ridgefield Rotary, and currently serves as a Rotary assistant district governor.

He served as a volunteer on Ridgefield’s Charter Revision Commission, and was on the board of directors of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce.  

“Richard exemplifies the Rotary motto of Service Above Self,” Savino said.

The club will host a Citizen of the Year event at the Silver Spring Country Club Wednesday, June 27.  

Cocktails will start at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow. Tickets are $85 and may be purchased online.

The proceeds from the event are returned to deserving charities via the Rotary grant process.

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