Montville’s Public Works director Don Bourdeau is being hailed as one of Salem’s ‘Unsung Heroes for Volunteerism’ awardees.
The town honors residents who have “quietly given extraordinary amounts of time and talent to community service over many years.”
And Bourdeau is one.
From the press release announcing the award:
Don Bourdeau, a Salem native, became a Gardner Lake Fire Company volunteer at 13 years old. He has been a member ever since; serving as an emergency medical technician and eventually, Fire Chief for 25 years. He volunteered in many public safety and building committees, including Chair of the Salem School Well Committee. He served as a Town Constable for four years. He served on the Board of Selectman and was First Selectman from 1993 to 1997. His experience, expertise and wise counsel to every First Selectman since, has benefitted Salem. The many anonymous donations from the Bourdeau Farm to needy families over the years have been truly extraordinary.
Bourdeau will be honored as one of Salem’s unsung heroes at Salem’s 9th annual Unsung Heroes Awards Banquet to be held at the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company firehouse on Rt. 354 at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 7. The theme of this event is 'Volunteerism the American Way.' For ticket information contact Linda Parker at (860) 859-1541.