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by Amy Pjura
During a press conference on March 4th, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT announced that the 59th Annual Citizen of the Year is Angela Arnold, Director of Marketing and Business Development, CorePlus Federal Credit Union. The Citizen of the Year Award honors an individual for their contributions to the community.
Angela’s 32 year involvement in the community is greatly appreciated among community members and business partners. To name a few contributions, she currently holds positions on numerous Boards of Directors. Some of those boards include the American Ambulance Service, Inc, United Way and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT. Angela is involved in the American Heart Association and was the first woman president of the Montville Rotary Club in 1996.
Angela and her husband Michael reside in Ledyard. They have one daughter, Dr. Sarah Arnold, who lives in Clinton. When Sarah asked her mother how she does “all that she does,” Angela responded, “Michael is the ‘how’ I can do it.” Michael stands by Angela’s side throughout many volunteer events and supports everything that she does in the community.
As a past recipient, Robert Reed, Station Manager, Hall Communications, commended Angela for her long list of contributions, “She is there and getting it done.”
Angela is pleased and humbled to be the 59th Citizen of the Year. An award dinner will take place May 5th at MGM Grand at Foxwoods to honor Angela. For more information please visit www.chamberct.com.