On December 5, 2017, Ian Parsells, head librarian of the Derby Neck Library, was awarded the Lewis Savitsky Staff Excellence Award from the Valley Council for Health and Human Services. The Lewis Savitsky Staff Excellence Award, named in honor of a long-time employee of the Valley United Way, recognizes extraordinary service as an employee in the nonprofit community. It is one of three annual awards the Council hands out at their annual meeting. For a list of past winners, click here.
Pictured (from left to right): board member Linda Cappola, board Vice President Shirley Erickson, Melissa Parsells, Ian Parsells, and board President Jack Walsh.