On Wednesday, Sept. 29, the Cheshire Democratic Ladies’s Membership will maintain its annual Meet the Candidates Evening at Cheshire Craft Brewing.
The group is invited to satisfy candidates operating for native workplace and have a good time the visitor of honor, Maura Esposito, who will obtain the Ernest A. DiPietro Civic Delight Award. Nobody is extra deserving of this recognition.
As director of Chesprocott Well being District for the previous seven years, Esposito has labored tirelessly “to guard, promote, and enhance well being and security” of all residents in Cheshire, Prospect, and Wolcott. She started her tenure by conducting a wants evaluation in every city and has continued sturdy relationships with every by implementing environmental, group well being, and emergency preparedness packages as prescribed by state statute.
Residents could know her work as an authorized sanitarian conducting meals inspections in eating places or as an examiner of day care, salons, and barber retailers; or maybe assembly her for septic, wells, or lead inspections. She and her small workers (which she constructed from 4 to 11) additionally conduct trainings in crucial well being wants reminiscent of psychiatric first help and diabetes training.
Throughout these most difficult 18 months of the pandemic, Esposito’s workplace managed the daunting process of contact tracing, monitoring quarantines, testing, and an infection statistics. She began the vaccination program final 12 months, hiring a nurse and gaining approval to recruit a medical reserve corps, constructing that group of skilled volunteers from 62 to 362 — 90% from Cheshire.
Throughout a latest dialog, Esposito mirrored on the challenges and achievements of her group, crediting a wonderful workers and medical director and powerful assist from the communities. Citing collaboration with the three city governments, the Cheshire Public Faculties, a partnership with Elim Park, and great volunteers, she managed administration and coaching that completed 11,700 vaccinations.
Esposito says it has been a grueling 12 months for everybody, together with her household — husband Michael, son Evan, and daughter Erin. Nonetheless, she believes that her training ready her for this work, which she was “meant to do,” and he or she enjoys studying on a regular basis.
At the moment, she is getting ready Chesprocott for booster photographs and clinics for all folks searching for any vaccinations.
She may be very energetic in her communities, serving on the Board of Boulder Knoll, being a member of CDWC, and having labored on the Plan of Conservation and Growth throughout 10 years on the Water Air pollution Management Authority, together with being Cheshire Townwide PTA Previous-President. She is also treasurer of the Prospect Enterprise Affiliation and on the Board of Wolcott Residents In opposition to Substance Abuse.
This involvement helps her assess the heart beat of every city in preparation for her jam-packed schedule of month-to-month conferences with the Connecticut Affiliation of Administrators of Well being and the Chesprocott Board.
This occasion is scheduled to happen from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cheshire Craft Brewing, 125 Commerce Ct. No 7. Tickets are $30 and could also be bought prematurely or on the door. For additional info, name (203) 439-0181 or (203) 272-8173.
(Data offered by Judy Villa, occasion chair, Cheshire Democratic Ladies’s Membership)