Tuesday was proclaimed Pat Sesto Day by First Selectman Fred Camillo, and there was a party to honor her before she retires at the end of the month from her position as Director of Environmental Affairs.
First Selectman Fred Camillo issued a proclamation noting that Ms Sesto brought a wealth of knowledge and more than 27 years of consultative and regulatory experience to the Town of Greenwich when she arrived.
In 2018, Sesto arrived at town hall and presided over a smooth transition between the Conservation Commission and the Inland Wetland and Watercourses departments.
Throughout her career, Sesto has worked tirelessly for the preservation, protection and enhancement of the natural resources of Greenwich and Fairfield County.
In her volunteer and public service roles she has contributed a solutions-oriented approach and a leadership style that is inclusive and respectful. She spearheaded committees responsible for drafting the new Open Space Plan and the Strategic Energy Conservation Plan for the Town of Greenwich. She also and mastered the knowledge of how the statutes work, the board’s jurisdictional boundaries, and how to protect and enhance wetlands and watercourses for the benefit of the community. She implemented regulations based on sound legal and scientific expertise; and was instrumental in negotiating the acquisition of 72 acres of open space within the Converse Brook Preserve and brought the Coastal Resiliency Assessment Plan to the finish line.
“In the Town of Greenwich and urge all our citizens to join me in applauding Pat’s many years of dedicated service to the Town and in wishing her many more years of health and happiness in her retirement and future endeavors,” Camillo said.