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July 20, 2016


2016 Pittsfield Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to Joseph Darrah on being selected as the 2016 Pittsfield Citizen of the Year!


Joe was described in his nomination letters as someone with “endless energy”; as someone who “doesn’t wait to be asked – if he knows someone needs something done- he shows up and gets the job done!”  Joe gives back to the Town of Pittsfield every chance he gets.


Joe probably will not be happy about receiving this award as he never asks for any thanks and does not like recognition for anything he does.  But the Citizen of the Year selection committee thought otherwise.


Joe is active with many organizations in town – to name a few – Old Home Day Committee, Lions Club, Greater Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce and Beautification Committee.  A “few” of his projects include the mowing and maintenance of the Washington House lot and Aranosian lot for the Beautification Committee; the mowing of the dam site area and garbage and debris removal on a regular basis at the Rotary Park by the river.  He has trucked materials and donated the use of his equipment for the stonewall work at the Washington House lot and for the repair of the granite wall at the Community Center.  He donated more time, trucking and materials for the Historical Society Steam Pump project and also for the Tilton Hill Road Baseball Park.


Joe works with the Chamber of Commerce by putting up the Seasonal/Holiday and Historical banners throughout town in the Spring and Winter.  He recently helped to replace the framework of the Chamber’s “Welcome to Pittsfield” sign on Route 28.  The Christmas tree in Dustin Park gets new lights each year with Joe’s help.  Joe has done work at Drake Field to make room for the playground equipment and has removed the basketball hoops.


Joe has done charity work for local and state police departments – including helping with National Night Out.   He also donates each year to The Cabaret for a Cure. Joe and his crew have shown up (at the crack of dawn) and cleaned up and removed all of the fireworks debris from the Old Home Day and Balloon Rally fireworks shows (this is a tremendous sight if you have ever had to pick up that stuff!)


We are sure there are many other things that Joe does that we just don’t know about.  Pittsfield is lucky to have a wonderful individual who takes the time to make our community a better place to live!  Joe, THANK YOU for all you for Pittsfield.






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