At Thursday’s Montgomery town board meeting, Tim Dempsey was named the town’s citizen of the month for February.
The town board established this award at their reorganizational meeting on Jan. 2. The purpose of the award is to honor a resident who has shown outstanding dedication and service to their community. Dempsey is the first to receive this award. Town Supervisor Brian Maher spoke highly of Dempsey at the meeting.
“Tim’s contributions to the Town of Montgomery are many, especially as a veteran of the armed forces serving our country,” Maher said. “He has come back and really been an important point person in terms of veteran services and working with all of our veteran organizations.”
Maher added that Dempsey was specifically nominated for the honor for organizing ceremonies that honor veterans. Dempsey arranges the Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies in the Town of Montgomery and Pearl Harbor Day in the Village of Montgomery. Dempsey noted that he could not have received this honor without the help of the town’s residents.
“In every walk of life, in every aspect of human endeavor, what really counts is teamwork,” he said. “I’ve been gratified to be part of a lot of teamwork in my time here.”
Maher hopes that after their first honoree, the town board will receive more nominations for citizen of the month moving forward. Potential honorees can be emailed to Maher at email@example.com.