Valley Council for Health & Human Services
2007 Award Winners
Lewis Savitsy Staff Excellence Award - Judith Wood Augusta
Judith Wood Augusta joined the staff of the Derby Neck Library in 1989, representing the Library on the Valley Council for Health and Human Services since 2000.
For nearly two decades Judy has tirelessly served the Valley community. She is a member of the Olde Birmingham Business Association of Derby, the Save Our Sterling (Opera House), and the Valley Advisory Committee for the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. She is a founding member of the Valley Arts Council, and has served on Healthy Valley for more than 12 years, the last five years as co-chair, being instrumental in moving forward the Valley’s pursuit of National Heritage Area Designation.
In addition, Judy has served as a corporator of Griffin Hospital and as a member of the Citizens Advisory Board of Shelton. She is also a past member of the Derby Historical Society and the Electronic Valley Boards of Directors.
Judy is a past recipient of the Healthy Valley Volunteer of the Year Award, and was featured by the Connecticut Post as a Woman of Substance.
Agency of the Year - New Haven Legal Assistance
New Haven Legal Assistance Associationis a founding member of the Valley Council for Health and Human Services.
Although Valley’s New Haven Legal Assistance office closed more than a decade ago, the organization continues to provide quality legal assistance to Valley residents in need. Last year alone, New Haven Legal Assistance helped more than 180 new Valley clients. In addition to those individual clients, New Haven Legal Assistance is currently representing the Riverside Tenants Association – consisting of another 100 families - in their effort to keep housing in the Valley.
To ensure continued service to the Valley, New Haven Legal Assistance is committed to reopening a Valley office some time in 2008.
Click here to see the program for the 2007 Annual Meeting
Click here to see a list of all the past winners