Essex Heritage established the Heritage Hero Award to recognize the special contributions made by individuals whose commitments embody our mission to protect and preserve the region’s rich historic, cultural, and natural resources for the benefit of all who live, work, and visit the area.
2015 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner
May 7, 2015 at Danversport Yacht Club
This year, we are thrilled to be honoring three incredibly deserving individuals who, over a span of 50 years, have collectively inspired a powerful land conservation ethos in Essex County and beyond:
- Albert Creighton, Jr., Founder, Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust and Former Board Member, Essex County Greenbelt Association. Meet Al! (pdf).
- Frederic Winthrop, Former Executive Director, The Trustees of Reservations and Former Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture. Meet Fred! (pdf).
- Edward Becker, Executive Director, Essex County Greenbelt Association. Meet Ed! (pdf).
The 2015 Heritage Hero Award Dinner will take place May 7, 2015 at Danversport Yacht Club. We are looking forward to celebrating with Presenting Sponsor, the Institution for Savings. Like our honorees, the Institution for Savings is dedicated to making Essex County communities better places in which to live and work -- and we thank them for their support and commitment. Learn more about other sponsorship opportunities here (pdf).
Tickets can be purchased by mail or online.
2015 Honorary Committee
The 2015 Essex Heritage Hero Award Dinner will be a "can't miss" event and that is in large part because of our extremely dedicated Honorary Committee. Thank you to each of the members for their passion for Essex Heritage and support of our Heroes.
If you are interested in learning more about the event or have inquiries about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Robyn Giannopolo by email, RobynG@essexheritage.org, or by phone, 978-740-0444.
Thomas M. Leonard, President Emeritus, Essex National Heritage Commission
Dr. Wayne Burton, President North Shore Community College
Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor of Salem
Mr. Wayne Marquis, Danvers Town Manager
Nicholas Costello, Former Mayor of Amesbury
Byron Matthews, Former Mayor of Newburyport
Maria Miles, Founder of the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce
Thomas P. Costin, of Nahant
Jim McAllister, the locally beloved historian, author, columnist and owner of Derby Square Tours in Salem, MA