Paula and Dick Leonard Memorial Award
May 31, 2023
Paula and Dick Leonard were fixtures in the Westport community. As a successful real estate broker, Paula gave generously of her time as a member of the Westport Commission for Senior Services, helping to lead construction of the Westport Center for Senior Activities and conversion of Saugatuck Elementary School into The Saugatuck, providing moderate income housing to aging town residents. As a long-time English teacher at Staples, President of the Westport Education Association and a labor lawyer, Dick inspired educational excellence for generations of Westport students and countless connections with fellow teachers. This award commemorates the spirit of community and volunteerism that Paula and Dick embodied.