Nominations sought for Mayor's Youth Award

Mayor Ben Blake, in conjunction with Milford Youth and Family Services, is looking for youths to honor at the annual Youth Award ceremony in May.

Blake will present the 26th Annual Mayor’s Youth Award in a ceremony Thursday, May 1, at 5 p.m. at the Parsons Complex Auditorium.

Any Milford resident, age 18 or under, who has participated in activities to improve the quality of life in the city, or assist its citizens, is eligible to be nominated.

All areas are considered, such as school, church, volunteer or community service. Nominees will be recognized with individual awards in three age-based categories: Elementary, middle and high school. An additional category acknowledges group activity.

Teachers, principals, parents, fellow students, neighbors, group leaders, clergy, and others in the community are among those who may nominate a youth or group for the award.

Nomination forms can be obtained from Milford Youth and Family Services, 150 Gulf Street, Milford, CT 06460, the mayor’s office, or from the City of Milford website:

Address nomination forms to Christie Roche, Program Coordinator. Forms can also be exchanged via fax at 203-783-3238 or email using

The nomination deadline is Monday, March 31. Questions and requests for nomination forms may be directed to Christie Roche at 203-783-3253.