Former Mayor Ed O’Brien was honored March 10 by the West Haven Elk’s Lodge’s “Irishman of the Year.”

As part of the ceremony, current Mayor Nancy Rossi presented O’Brien with a citation recognizing him as the West Haven Elks Lodge’s Irishman of the Year.

The ceremony took place at West Haven Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1537, located at 265 Main St.

O’Brien was honored for his support of and contributions to the local fraternal organization over the past year.