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Community Achievement Award

Friday, March 1, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: April DiFalco



Alan Lamson, To Receive GMCC’s 24th    
Community Achievement Award for 2019


MANCHESTER, CT, March, 2019 —The Greater Manchester Chamber or Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2019 GMCC Community Achievement Award will be presented to Alan Lamson, of FLB Architecture & The Manchester Silk City Chorus. Alan Lamson is a longtime resident of Manchester, and a renowned architect playing an integral role in the development of the Buckland Industrial Park and the renovations of Manchester Town Hall. Lamson also led the Façade Improvement Program for the Town of Manchester.

Shortly after leaving the U.S. Coast Guard in 1971, Lamson moved to Manchester to accept a position with Arnold Lawrence & Associates. He was Assistant Town Planner for the Town of Manchester from 1975-1977 before becoming Planning Director from 1977-1984. In 1984, Lamson formed FLG Architecture, which he has now ?semi-retired from.

“I am honored and humbled by this recognition.  Like all of those before me, we provide service to our community with the help of so many others to whom we will be forever grateful,” said Lamson, when he was told he was nominated for the award. “Lamson’s activity in the community is quite impressive,” stated April DiFalco, President of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Lamson lends his support to MARC, Inc., serves on the Board of Trustees for the Second Congregational Church, as well as being their Moderator, and was an active committee member of the Boy Scout Troop 27 for over ten years.  Lamson also sat on the Town of Manchester “Blue Ribbon Committee” for Public Schools, and a Member of the Greater Manchester Chamber since 1975, then serving on the Board of Directors in the late 1980’s. In 2012, Lamson was also inducted into the Manchester Art’s Commissions’ Hall of Fame.

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