Fairfield Republicans to honor three at 15th annual Lobster Bake

Event set for Sept. 22 at Jacky Durrell Pavilion

The Fairfield Republican Town Committee will honor Peter Ambrose, Carol Way and Trisha Pytko at its 15th annual Lobster Bake and Awards Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Jacky Durrell Pavilion.

“These are three terrific individuals who have made a positive impact to our community, and the Fairfield RTC is proud to honor them,” Fairfield Republican Town Committee Chairman James Millington said.

Tickets and award book advertisements to congratulate the honorees are available for purchase on the Fairfield RTC’s website, FairfieldRTC.com.

Peter Ambrose

Peter Ambrose

Peter Ambrose

Ambrose will receive the Myrtle Miller Republican of the Year Award.

A lifelong Fairfield resident, Ambrose has served on the Fairfield RTM for 14 years.  During his tenure on the RTM, Ambrose has held numerous leadership positions. He has served on the Senior & Disabled Tax Relief Committee, the Blight Committee and is a former member of the Economic Development Commission.

Outside government service, Ambrose has also served as president of the Rotary Club, chairman of the Fairfield Community (counseling) Service and a Board member of the Connecticut Burn Foundation.

Ambrose is a graduate of Ludlowe High School, the University of Vermont and the University of Connecticut School of Law.  Professionally, he is a practicing attorney in Fairfield.

Carol Way

Carol Way

Carol Way

Way will receive the Jerry Malafronte Community Service Award.

Carol has been a resident of Fairfield for 38 years and a member of the RTM for eight years in a predominantly Democratic district. During her tenure on the RTM, Way has served on the Senior & Disabled Tax Relief Committee, Education & Recreation Committee and as the liaison for the Fairfield Ludlowe High School Building Committee. She also served as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

In 2014, Way was the Republican nominee for state representative in the 133rd District.

Outside politics, Way has served as a volunteer and board members on numerous charities.

Professionally, she was a long-time high school teacher in both Connecticut and in New York, an experience she said she cherishes. She also served as a certified fundraising executive, raising money for nonprofit organizations. Way was the named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women Business Advocate in 1995.

She is a lifetime member of the American Association of the University of Women.

Carol holds a bachelor of science degree  in English and social studies from Rhode Island College and an master’s degree in public administration from Minnesota State.

Trisha Pytko

Trisha Pytko

Trisha Pytko

Pytko, a Fairfield resident for more than 30 years, will receive the Paul Tymniak Young Republican Award.

Currently an elected member of the Fairfield Board of Education, Pytko teaches middle school science in Region 16 schools and is a member of SEPTA.

She is also a volunteer with the Bridgeport Host Lions Club.

A graduate of Fairfield High School, Pytko went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in biology at Southern Connecticut State University, an master’s degree in education from the Concordia University and recently received a 092 Administration Certificate from Sacred Heart University.

For more information on the Lobster Bake, email [email protected].

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