Jill Marcus to Receive Award from St. Patrick's Day Parade Ball Committee

A Branford resident will receive the James J. Dinnan Award for Distinguished Community Service on March 2.


Jill Marcus is slated to receive the James J. Dinnan Award for Distinguished Community Service from the St. Patrick's Day Parade Ball Committee on March 2, 2013, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven.

The James J. Dinnan Distinguished Service Award is the Parade Committee's highest award.  Dinnan dedicated s many years on the parade committee serving as the Chairman of the Executive Committee and Parade Coordinator.  Under his leadership, the New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade has become one of the most successful and noteworthy parades in New England. In recognition of his unwavering and devoted service, the Parade Committee designates their Distinguished Service Award in his honor annually.

As this year’s recipient, Jill Marcus of Branford, has been selected not only for her years of service as a Branford Police Commission, but also, Commissioner Marcus made history by becoming the first female President of the Police Commissioners Association of Connecticut (PCAC) in June of 2009.  Regionally, Jill had started and chaired Branford’s  Walk-Like-Madd fundraising efforts for the past three years raising approx $150,000 for the organization. This October will be WalklikeMadd’s fourth successful year.  For her hard work and dedication, Marcus received MADD’s Community Service Award in 2010. In addition, Marcus continues to focus her allegiance of preventing and reducing alcohol related crimes by serving as a Board Member on Branford’s Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking for about 5 years. 

Jill, the former Vice President of Bank of Boston, lives in Branford with her husband of 24 years, Attorney Edward Marcus.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ball is Saturday, March 2, 2013.  Anyone who would like to attend, please contact Mrs. Anne Hines, 203 488-4902.  (Black tie optional)

Information courtesy of Branford Police Department

Jean Farricielli February 19, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Congratulations Jill ! The honor is well deserved! Jean Farricielli


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