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O'Sullivan Award - Kevin Hadlock

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The ODTC established this annual award to commemorate the O’Sullivan family’s legacy of public service. It's given in recognition of an Orange resident who demonstrates outstanding community service through their involvement in local, state, and/or national government.

2022

Kevin Hadlock

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Kevin Hadlock graduated from Notre Dame West Haven and the College of the Holy Cross before becoming a commissioned officer in the Navy. That same year he and Betty married and they became parents. After his Naval service, which included a 13-month deployment during the Vietnam War, Kevin began working for Mobil Oil Corporation in California in Human Resources Management. His growing family lived in California, Texas, New Zealand and England before returning to Connecticut and settling in Orange in 1981.

 

Kevin worked for the State of CT as a Human Resources manager from 1990 until he retired in 2003. Immediately after he retired, he went to nursing school, becoming a licensed registered nurse in 2007.

 

Kevin’s dedication to Orange was evident when in 2015 he was named a “Living Treasure” in town. He has served on the Orange Democratic Town Committee since 2009 and has been part of the Lion’s Club for more than 20 years. He served as its president and treasurer. The popular Community Grants program was conceived under his leadership.

Kevin served as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee appointed by the First Selectman to review opportunities in Orange for open space from 1992-93. He has been a member of the Community Services Commission since 2005, serving as Chair from 2007-08. Kevin chaired the Ad Hoc Transportation Committee for capital expenditures.

 

Kevin served as a youth basketball and softball coach and was a member of the Parks & Recreation Commission from 1988-94, serving as Chair for the final four years of his service. The last two baseball fields at the Old Tavern Road Recreation Area were completed during his tenure.

 

He has been an active member of Holy Infant Church where he's a charter member of their Knights of Columbus Council. In addition to serving as Grand Knight for three years, he has organized and chaired their annual Youth Basketball Free Throw contest for 17 years. Since its inception, he has served as Chair of the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee. He is also a Minister of the Eucharist and has served on the Parish Council and Parish Finance Council.

 

Kevin played Santa Claus at the annual Christmas party for inner city youth for several years. As a veteran of the Vietnam War, Kevin is a member of American Legion Post 127. He also served on the Board of Directors of CT Trails Council of Girl Scouts and was the Chair of its Personnel Committee for several years.

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