The Senator Louis Bertonazzi Foundation presented the Town of Douglas their “Good Citizenship Award”. The Foundation “offers a small incentive for people to exercise the privilege of voting: a privilege won and maintained by the courage and sacrifice of so many over the history of our country.” The elections of 2017-2018 showed Douglas with an average voting percentage of 30.40%.
Senator Louis Bertonazzi and Board of Director Dr. Carl DiGregorio, attended the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to present the Douglas Town Clerk and Board of Registrars a check for $1,000 to be used as they see fit to increase future voter turnout. The Board of Selectmen were presented a roaming plaque to display for the next two years, and the citizens of Douglas were presented with a banner proclaiming Douglas as the “Best Voting Community” in 2017 – 2018.
The Foundation also sponsors an“Outstanding Teacher Award”, and a program to send one qualified Milford student to study in Italy each summer.