MILFORD >> The Junior Woman’s Club will present the annual Living Treasure Award to former Mayor Alberta C. Jagoe at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

The event at City Hall is open to the public. The award honors people for their history of extraordinary service in the community.

“It was an honor and a pleasure to interview Alberta Jagoe, who is this year’s Junior Woman’s Club Living Treasure,” said Junior Woman’s Club member Rachael Rahrig.

“There is hardly any aspect of the Milford community that she has not touched or supported throughout her professional career, and years of volunteerism. I am so happy that JWC has the opportunity to honor her and her many accomplishments.”

Jagoe served as the mayor for four terms, 1981-1989. Prior to that, she served three terms on the Board of Education, and was a business education teacher a Trumbull High School.

She was nominated by multiple people for the year’s award.

“While mayor, Milford was consistently ranked as one of the top communities in the nation as a place to live and work,” said daughter Suzanne Jagoe.

She oversaw the restoration of the Green and City Hall, the renovation of Parsons Government Center and the Margaret Egan Center, and renovations to the railroad station; she computerized all the city departments; maintained an “open door” policy for communication with the public; hired and supervised the city department heads; had a close working relationship with the state administration, legislature, and congressional representatives; she presented the annual report to the Board of Aldermen and the community; and established the Blighted Building Task Force, Suzanne Jagoe said.

After stepping down as mayor, a building and street in the city were named in her honor.

“My mother represents what is good about Milford. She has loved this city ever since she moved here when she was 5 years old. ... In her lifetime she has served Milford as a citizen, a mother, a teacher, on the Board of Education, as mayor, and now as a civil activist. She’s dedicated her whole life to serving Milford and making it the city that we all love.”

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