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Tax Collector, Councilwoman Awarded

They received the 2012 Frank D. Verrilli Award March 18 at the annual Trumbull RTC Lincoln Reagan Dinner.

The following comes from a press release: 

Jane Deyoe and Mary Moran were named the recipients of the 2012 Frank D. Verrilli Award at the TRTC Annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner held on Sunday, March 18th at the Trumbull Marriott.   

The Frank D. Verrilli Award is given each year to an outstanding Republican who has volunteered their time to promote the purpose and interests of the Trumbull Republican Party.  The award is named after a lifelong member of the Trumbull Republican Party, Frank D. Verilli.

“Mary Moran and Jane Deyoe are both long-standing members of the Trumbull Republican Party and well deserving recipients of this prestigious award” stated Jack Testani, Chairman of the Trumbull Republican Town Committee.   “We are grateful for the long time dedication and hard work of both Mary and Jane on behalf of the TRTC”, concluded Testani.

Jane was elected to her fifth term as Council Member from District 2 and she has a lengthy record of dedicated public service, countless community volunteer works, long-term commitment to the Trumbull Republican Party and her energetic, go getting attitude!

Mary’s zest and drive, her unwavering dedication and her long‐standing membership in the Republican Party are commendable and truly represent the values of this award. A dear, dedicated woman! A political “trailblazer”! A courageous woman who does what is right to always, always help others, and ALWAYS, ALWAYS with her trademark smile on her face! We are so pleased that Mary is a Trumbull resident, active member of the TRTC family, as well as a long‐standing loyal Republican

A record crowd, including notable Republican leaders and candidates, were on hand to celebrate the achievements of Mary and Jane.

Background Information

About Jane Deyoe

Jane was born in St. Joseph, Mo., and raised in Kansas prior to moving to the Chicago area as a teenager, and then on to Trumbull later with her husband and son. Jane has been a Trumbull resident in the Pinewood Lake area since 1974 where she raised her son, Grant, who is now living in Switzerland with his wife Claudia, and Jane’s granddaughter, Janine. Jane was active in the Booth Hill School PTA and Nichols Boy Scout Troop 67, utilizing her professional skills from her twenty‐nine year publishing career in sales, advertising and editing. She edited the Booth Hill School PTA Newsletter and acted as news editor for the Nichols Boy Scout Troop 67.

Jane is a member of the Pinewood Lake Association (PLA) and the Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) and was formerly on the Pinewood Lake Board of Governors and a former member of the Trumbull Junior Women’s Club. Jane’s record of public service in our Town’s government is lengthy and admirable. As a dedicated Republican, she previously served on the Trumbull Board of Selectman and has been a long‐standing active member of the Trumbull Republican Town Committee, once serving as Secretary and is now on its Marketing Committee. Perhaps most notably, last year Jane was elected to her fifth consecutive term representing District 2 on Trumbull’s Town Council, where she is Rules & Research Chairman and serves on the Town Council Finance Committee. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and last year, Jane actively fought to stop the construction of a natural gas power plant in Nichols and is a supporter of Citizens Against Trumbull Tower. She is one of the most active and dedicated Town Council members, constantly keeping her pulse on what is important to our community and always making responsible decisions.

Near and dear to Jane’s heart has been her work with seniors both in Trumbull and in other communities. Jane was the driving force behind the Trumbull Adopt‐A‐Senior and Senior‐Ride Programs, a former volunteer at Stern Village, and former member of the Trumbull Senior Commission. She also currently volunteers weekly at the Community Living Center, Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital in West Haven, CT. And, we don’t know where she finds the time, but she volunteers weekly at the North Street Group Home and yearly with the Connecticut Special Olympics. In addition, just last fall, during the 2011 campaign season, she trained for weeks to compete in the “Dancing with the GAC Stars II” Charity Fundraiser, which helped raise funds for The Center for Women and Families! Yeah, Jane!!!

A woman of “petite” stature yet truly a woman with a “BIG” heart! Through her unselfish spirit of commitment to community service, the Trumbull Republican Party, and what seems to be her endless energy, Jane Deyoe has touched so many lives, in so many meaningful ways! She is truly a role model and our Trumbull community is a better place because of her compassion, dedication and drive! We are proud to call Jane our Republican representative, our neighbor and our dear friend!

About Mary Moran

Mary was born and raised in Bridgeport’s South end, the daughter of immigrants, who because they were Christians, fled from the religious freedoms denied them in Syria. Mary’s earliest memories were attempting to help teach and educate the many immigrants with whom she came in contact about the liberties and freedoms in America and the importance of voting.

She was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Central High School, where she received the Elmira College Key Award and Dar Recognition for being selected for both the outstanding Junior and Senior student in her graduating class.

After serving in executive positions at both Sikorsky Aircraft and Avco Lycoming, she married local resident Stephen Moran in 1960 and raised three children: Sheri, a supervisor with Bank of America; Mary, an educator, and Stephen, a professional musician and local music teacher. Mary and Steve are the proud grandparents of a granddaughter and three grandsons. Their family honored them at their 50th wedding anniversary in October, 2011 with a surprise celebration.

Mary has been a licensed Realtor for over 35 years, where she actively excelled in residential home sales prior to entering the Republican Mayoral campaign. She was a nominee for Realtor of the Year in 1989 and received a national award from the Realtor’s Political Action Committee the same year.

Mary has been a registered Republican for over 40 years, her political volunteering having begun in the early 1970’s with the RAL, the Republican Action League’s Mayoral victory in Bridgeport. Her continued efforts on behalf of the Republican Party were a vital part of both Bridgeport and Trumbull’s successful local, State and National election victories

The Mary Moran historical Mayoral victory in 1989 was niational news, as she became the very First woman to be elected mayor in Connecticut’s largest city, Bridgeport, since the City’s inception in 1634. Her victory resulted in a 1990 appearance on the TV show “60 Minutes” with the late Harry Reasoner, and an appearance on Jane Pauley’s “Outstanding Women Mayors in America” TV show the same year.

Four years after her re‐election defeat to the Democratic mayoral challenger, Mary and Steve and their family relocated to Trumbull and her political efforts continued. She was appointed as Trumbull’s representative on the newly formed Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority in 1998, and served there until First Selectman Halaby appointed her to the Police Commission in 2000, where she served for 10 years. Her appointment in 2009 by First Selectman Herbst as Trumbull’s Tax Collector followed and Mary continues to serve in that capacity.

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