PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, The members of the Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation spend countless hours in service to the Town of Greenwich; and
WHEREAS, Bill Drake was elected a member of the BET in November 2013 and was then reelected in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. During his tenure on the BET he served as Board Clerk and chaired the Investment Advisory Committee, Human Resources Committee, Audit Committee and the Debt and Fund Balance Committee. He also was Vice Chair of the New Lebanon School Building Committee and served on the BET’s Nathaniel Witherell Strategic Planning Committee from 2018 to 2019; and
WHEREAS, Prior to his service on the BET, Bill was a member of the RTM from District 5 in Riverside from 2006 to 2013 and was chair of the RTM’s Budget Overview Committee from 2010 to 2013. He has continued his service to the Town by chairing the Rink User Committee; and
WHEREAS, From 1988 until his retirement in 2017, Bill was a principal with American Bailey Corporation, where he was involved in the acquisition and development of businesses in the foundry, energy and technology sectors and served as chair, CEO or director of several American Bailey affiliate companies; and
WHEREAS, Bill is a lifetime resident of Greenwich, having grown up in Havemeyer Park and, with his family, has lived in Riverside since 1989. His wife Anne is a retired English teacher who spent 14 years at Greenwich High School and they have two adult children who attended Greenwich Public Schools; and
WHEREAS, Bill is leaving the Board of Estimate and Taxation at the end of this term.
in the Town of Greenwich and encourage all our citizens to join me in recognizing all of Bill’s contributions to our community.