Mezzo to receive Dibble Award

Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo will be honored with the Lewis A. Dibble Award. –FILE PHOTO

Naugatuck Mayor Robert Mezzo will be honored with the Lewis A. Dibble Award.
–FILE PHOTO

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce will honor Mayor Robert Mezzo with the annual Lewis A. Dibble Award.

The award is presented each year in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contributions to the business and socioeconomic well-being of Naugatuck. Dibble founded the Naugatuck Chamber in 1921 and since 1976 the chamber has honored his leadership by recognizing a key leader in the local community.

Mezzo, who earned his third consecutive term as mayor on Nov. 5, will be honored during the 92nd Naugatuck Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Lewis A. Dibble Awards Evening Dec. 10 at the Crystal Room at 98 School St.

Mezzo will receive the 2013 Dibble Award for his dedication and leadership to enhance economic development in the borough of Naugatuck, a release issued by the chamber stated.

Mezzo, a lifelong Naugatuck resident, graduated from Naugatuck High School in 1988. Mezzo, who is an attorney by trade, served on the Board of Mayor and Burgesses from 1999 to 2003. He has served as mayor since 2009. He is married to Naugatuck High School Associate Principal Eileen Mezzo and they have three children.

The cost for the annual dinner is $75 per person. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. To register for the dinner, visit www.naugatuckchamber.com.