Stan Breakell 2009 Citizen of the Year
Stan Breakell of Breakell, Inc. was caught completely by surprise at a reception honoring volunteers Thursday afternoon at William Fleming High School Auditorium. The yearly reception is held to honor those who serve on Authorities, Boards, Commissions and Committees.
Breakell, Inc. employees quietly entered seating in the back rows of the auditorium unseen by Breakell. As Mayor Bowers announced him as Citizen of the Year his employees clapped hooped and hollered as he took the stage. Family hidden from view filled the stag to Breakell’s surprise. Besides a plaque for Citizen of the Year Breakell received the key to the city from Mayor David Bowers.
In separate comments following the presentation and “all-you-can-eat” buffet Breakell said that he is preparing a “project downtown that he couldn’t talk about.” Though he did say that “near term projects [will] include carbon neutral and net zero energy buildings.”
One of carbon neutral building already being planned is be the Roanoke City “super library” to be built in 2011 located on Peters Creek Road announced on as announced on October 27.
Vice-Mayor Sherman Lea, Council members Anita Price, Court Rosen, Dave Trinkle and Gwen Mason were all present to honor Breakell.
Breakell Inc. is a company committed to the environment specializing in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings – Breakell Inc currently has eight LEED Accredited Professionals (AP) on staff.
The William Fleming High School Chorus who sang an inspiring rendition of “You Raise Me Up” with soloist DeVonte Saunders kicked off the event.
William Fleming High School Chorus sings "You Raise Me Up" with solo by DeVonte Saunders
Posted By Valerie Garner
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