AWARD WINNERS: Shattuck recipients to be honored.
11 earn Shattuck awards
The Boston Municipal Research Bureau will honor 11 of the city’s “exemplary citizens” this week at its annual Henry L. Shattuck Public Service Awards ceremony, which recognizes those in public service who go above and beyond.
Named for former city councilor and former bureau chairman, Henry Lee Shattuck, the awards have, since 1985, recognized city of Boston employees and others who go “the extra distance” to ensure the Hub is a safer and more vibrant place.
Nine city employees and two private citizens will be honored Tuesday by the bureau, which is also celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. This year’s honorees are: • Heather Campisano, chief of staff and 16-year veteran of the Boston Planning and Development Agency, where she has guided the implementation of key reforms;
• Sherry Lewis DaPonte, assistant headmaster and “heart and soul” of Boston Latin School;
• Kerry Jordan, TV operations and technology manager for the Boston City Council, where he’s helped ensure the council communicates with residents;
• Martin Kain, director of training for the Boston Election Department responsible for training the poll workers assigned to the city’s 255 electoral precincts;
• Sgt. Gino Provenzano, of the Boston Police Bureau of Field Services and the “face of all that is good” about the city’s police department;
• Deborah Pullen, director of information management systems for the Boston School Department’s Office of Human Capital and an invaluable 21year veteran city employee;
• Maria Santos, procurement manager for the Boston Public Health Commission, where she’s been lauded for an “uncrushable willingness” to solve problems;
• Barry Stafford, principal fire alarm operator for the Boston Fire Department, where he’s known as “Barrypedia” for his encyclopedic knowledge of BFD history and rules;
• Henry Vitale, executive director of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, who is receiving the Shattuck Chairman’s Award for his work overseeing New England’s oldest and largest water and sewer systems;
• Joseph L. Hooley, chairman and CEO of State Street, who pushed the launch of Boston WINs, which helps connect Boston youth with jobs;
• Patricia A. Foley, president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay since 2003 and a “tireless” fundraiser and advocate for clean water and beaches.
SHERRY LEWIS DaPONTE