Al Wilke honored as Republican of the Year

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Photo by Paula Johnson

Above, Mark C. Neumann (l.) presents Al Wilke with a plaque.

The 7th State Senatorial District recognized Al Wilke Granby’s Republican of the Year for 2019 at the 7th Senatorial District’s Lincoln Day Dinner on March 15. Mark C. Neumann presented Wilke with a plaque. Senator John Kissel also gave him a State proclamation. 

In the 30 years the Wilkes have lived in Granby, Al has contributed to many facets of life that he deemed important: including preserving the open land, and providing strong educational opportunities and good government. His contributions have included being president of the Holcomb Farm Learning center and co-chairing its capital campaign; president of the Farmington Valley YMCA and transforming the Granby Swim Center into a full-functioning YMCA facility; member of the Board of Finance for 14 years, and member of the GMHS building committee and Community Fund. He is also a board member of the Granby Education Foundation and serves where needed on RTC committees. He particularly appreciated the opportunity to drive the Senior Van which provides the transportation needed by Granby seniors and handicapped citizens. Al’s most recent call to service is as a member of the Kearns Community Center Advisory Committee. Granby is a stronger community because Al Wilke cares about the way Granby works!