This evening, as a part of our annual Lincoln Day Dinner festivities, Glastonbury Republicans honored longtime resident and devoted volunteer Sharon M. Jagel as our 2013 Glastonbury Republican of the Year.
Since moving to Glastonbury in 1995, Sharon has admirably served in a number of volunteer and charitable capacities within the Town and throughout greater Hartford. Sharon became a member of the Glastonbury Republican Town Committee in 2001, and served as Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission from 2003 through 2012. She also worked tirelessly with Town staff and volunteers to update the Town’s Plan of Conservation & Development in 2007, an enduring document that guides the Town’s conservation and growth efforts today, and served on the steering committee for the development of the Glastonbury Center 2020 strategic plan. Additionally, Sharon participated in grass roots advocacy efforts in support of the construction of Smith Middle School and the renovation of Glastonbury High School, and worked on many important development projects throughout the Town, including the development of the Riverfront Park and Community Center, and the acquisition of hundreds of acres of land by the Town for recreational use and open space preservation.
Sharon has volunteered countless hours of her time in support of many local community groups and charitable causes. She has served as an organizer for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event and the children’s choir at the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield, and has also volunteered her time in support of her children’s athletic teams and Girl Scout organizations while serving on the boards of her local swim and tennis clubs. Sharon was also a parent Board member at the Montessori School in West Hartford, and a classroom and library volunteer at Hebron Avenue School, Eastbury School and Hopewell School. She also served on various parent-teacher organizations, including the Hebron Avenue School PTO, the Eastbury School PTO, and the Glastonbury Parent-Teacher School Organization (PTSO). Sharon continues to serve on the Executive Board of the South Mill Village Association.
A native of Rhode Island, Sharon earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1985 and a juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut in 1988. She lives in South Glastonbury with her four children.
The Lincoln Day Dinner was held at the Pond House Grille, 2935 Main Street.