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7th Annual MSW Community Partnership Awards

November 10, 2021
7th Annual MSW Community Partnership Awards

Main Street Waterbury presents the 7th Annual Main Street Community Partnership Award (formerly the Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Award), honoring an individual whose initiative, leadership, and personal commitment embody the spirit of partnership and community involvement.

This year's award will be presented to Michael Liam O'Connor. Michael Liam O’Connor is the Waterbury Regional President and Director of Corporate Real Estate for Webster Bank.Webster Bank is a full-service commercial bank which holds the #2 market share of deposits in its core market.

Mike is responsible for market growth in all Webster’s business segments in the Western Connecticut region. Additionally, Mike is responsible for all aspects of Webster Bank’s corporate and retail real estate portfolio consisting of 180 buildings and approximately 1.3M square feet, including the purchase and sale of real property, site selection, occupancy planning, lease negotiations, lease administration, design and construction, sourcing, physical security, energy management and Webster’s sustainability program.

Additionally, Mike is a retired United States Army Officer, having completed 15 deployments to Africa, Asia, Central America and Eastern Europe. Mike earned the Bronze Star Medal for action in 2004 while serving in combat in Afghanistan as a member of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne. Mike is a member of the boards of the Waterbury YMCA, Palace Theater, Waterbury Development Corp, Waterbury Police Activities League and the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation. Mike was 2019-2020 United Way campaign chair.

Mike continues to demonstrate strong, community leadership and partnership building which embody the true spirit of this prestigious award.

We hope you will join us on November 10th, as we recognize Michael Liam O’Connor’s contributions and commitment to our community while celebrating the impactful role that positive partnerships play in revitalizing downtown and improving Waterbury’s future.

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