On March 30, three town residents will be named Shining Stars by the North Branford Education Foundation. Kris Smith, Albert Teixeira and William Choti will be honored for their service to the community with a dinner at Woodwinds.
Choti is the first of the three Shining Stars to be profiled (Smith and Teixeira to follow).
William Choti is a constant presence at all town functions, quietly coordinating events from behind the scenes. Bill is the Supervisor of Operations for the North Branford Public Schools, coordinating the maintenance of building and grounds.
Prior to his NBPS experience, he ran the lease department at Valenti Chevrolet and was responsible for a large local distributor’s fleet. He then went on to direct the activities in the Wallingford Public Utilities Garage. During this time, he co-owned SE Davis Video Services in Wallingford. Bill served on Wallingford’s Eleven School Building Committee as Construction Liaison and Vice-Chairman.
While employed at the Town of Wallingford, he also served on the Town-Wide Safety Committee and was appointed Town Constable. He also served as vice-chairman of the Wallingford Republican Town Committee and was twice awarded the Republican of the Year award.
Bill currently holds many certifications in Automotive Service, OSHA Safety Training and Hazardous Materials training. His hard work has earned him several recognitions including Wallingford Board of Education Core Member Award, Chairman’s Recognition Award, Wallingford School Expansion Committee and Public Utilities Commission “Whatever It Takes” award.
Bill relocated to Northford with his wife Donna, a Northford native. He brought his school expansion and construction experience and dedication to community service to North Branford. He is a hands–on, go-to person who transforms big ideas into detailed reality.
He serves as the North Branford Emergency Shelter Director, who arrived on scene before Hurricane Irene hit and was the last to leave. He also volunteers as a member of the North Branford Rotary Club, he is a regular volunteer at the Potato and Corn Festival and coordinates many school activities, such as community service events. Bill is most comfortable working behind the scenes, preferring to let the event he is supporting take center stage.
For tickets ($45), visit any North Branford Public School including Central Office or call Frank Mentone at 203-484-4729.
Information courtesy of Frank Mentone, NBEF