June 30 Declared Bobby Walker Jr Day

Tuesday June 30 was officially declared Bobby Walker Jr.  Day by First Selectman Fred Camillo.

Mr. Bobby Walker began his career as the Boys & Girls Club Chief Executive Officer in 2015; and throughout his career, Bobby has distinguished himself as an educator, administrator and community leader to elevate the student experience, and those accomplishments are matched by his warmth and ability to connect with children of all ages.

Before joining the BGCG, Bobby served for nine years as head of the middle school at King School in Stamford, and was a teacher and dean of middle school students at McDonogh School, a school in the Baltimore area. He began his teaching career at his alma mater, St. Mark’s School in Dallas, TX where he taught US history, language arts and life skills, and became the assistant head of the middle school.

Fred Camillo reads proclamation while Bobby Walker Jr and his family look on. Contributed photo.

During his tenure with the Boys & Girls Club, he expanded its Academic Success programs, created the Youth of the Year Dinner, established the Friday Night Teen programs and tremendously increased the popularity of the ‘Muddy Up 5K’ fund-raising event; and Bobby’s limitless energy extends to his involvement in the community including serving as Vice Chair of the First Selectman’s Diversity Advisory Committee; and as a member of the Greenwich Hospital Board of Directors, the Greenwich Junior League Community Advisory Board, the Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council and the Greenwich Achievement Gap Roundtable.

As Mr. Walker assumes new responsibilities as the first Assistant Head of School for Student and Community Life at Greenwich Academy, he will remain a Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board member.

Incoming Board Chair Eileen Tang, incoming CEO Cristina Vittoria, Bobby Walker, Jr., First Selectman Fred Camillo, outgoing Board Chair George Fox. Contributed photo
Clubhouse campers cheer on Mr. Walker. Contributed photo