Burlington Library Association
President Berton presents FOCL award certificate to Treasurer Mazeau
Picture credits: Marie Spratlin Hasskarl
This is the text that was submitted by Anne Walluk and Len Berton in support of Sandy's nomination:
BURLINGTON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION nominates
for 2009 INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Sandy was a regular visitor to the library long before he became an active member of the Friends and a dedicated official of the Burlington Library Board. He joined our Friends organization and became the Treasurer. In 1983, the Town Selectmen appointed him to the Library Board of Directors. He has continued to serve and has been an officer on both boards since then.
Sandy's greatest accomplishment was on the Library Building Committee in the early 1990's. An aging and outdated building needed renovating and enlarging. By 1989, the Town of Burlington had grown considerably as a residential community. Sandy was a member of various building committees for nearly four years, culminating with weekly meetings throughout construction. His knowledge was most valuable during the public hearings with the Town Selectmen and Board of Finance. In October, 1994, Sandy, participated in the opening of the "new" Burlington Public Library. The new facility is a showcase in our quiet rural community.
As Treasurer of the Burlington Library Association Sandy tracks every expense, grant, and donation year-round and reports the financial status in detail at every Association monthly meeting. His in-depth knowledge enables him to answer all questions from the board members regardless of the depth of the inquiry. He oversees the investments to maximize returns on our assets. Every year he prepares tax returns, drafts a proposed budget, and presents and defends it at the annual meetings.
Sandy represents the Burlington Library by speaking at town budget meetings, attending a library event, helping at a Friends' fund raiser, participating in the book cart brigade, or volunteering for special steering committees. Currently he is serving on the Long Range Planning Committee. He is endlessly thinking about the future of library services. His contributions have guided both the town Library Board and the Friends' board through many exciting years. Sandy's unselfish commitment to library service continues to make him one of the most deserving people we know to receive Individual Lifetime Achievement Award.