The recipient of the 2013 Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award is Michael Gilmore,
Re-Investment Manager and Fair Housing Officer for the Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC).
Mr. Gilmore will receive the award on Wednesday, May 15th at the Palace Theater at 5:30 p.m.
Michael had worked with Steve Sasala on several community initiatives mostly involving anti-blight
efforts for the City. He is responsible for the securing and/ or demolition of unsafe structures,
enforcement of the city’s Anti-Blight Ordinance, and relocation of displaced tenants.
As the city’s Fair Housing Officer, Mike organizes and implements public programs and distributes
informational material pertaining to fair housing laws and rights. He is a member of
The City’s Tax Auction Committee and Property Reuse Committee along with several other community
organizations. Mike realizes that Waterbury’s greatest asset is its residents, and he takes great pride
in working with them in the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. In addition, Main Street Waterbury,
for a third year will be awarding a Stephen R. Sasala II Scholarship. The successful applicant must
possess the following attributes of public policy(via academics), leadership and community involvement
while fully understanding how each attribute is linked together for the greater good of a community.
Applicants must demonstrate their leadership interests by being actively involved in the classroom,
in student clubs, and community organizations. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate how their
involvement has contributed to their development as a future community leader.