June 30 Declared ‘Bobby Walker Jr. Day’ in Greenwich


By Richard Kaufman
Sentinel Reporter

Tuesday marked Bobby Walker Jr’s final day as CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, and he was surprised by a proclamation from First Selectman, Fred Camillo, which declared June 30 as Bobby Walker Jr. Day in the Town of Greenwich.

Walker announced earlier this year that he was leaving the club to become the Assistant Head of Student and Community Life at Greenwich Academy. Walker will remain involved with the Club as an Advisory Board member

Check out the proclamation below. Full story and more photos coming soon.

WHEREAS, Bobby Walker Jr. began his career as the Boys & Girls Club Chief Executive Officer in 2015; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his career, Bobby has distinguished himself as an educator, administrator and community leader to elevate the student experience, and those accomplishments are matched by his warmth and ability to connect with children of all ages; and

WHEREASBefore joining the BGCG, Bobby served for nine years as head of the middle school at King School in Stamford, and was a teacher and dean of middle school students at McDonogh School, a school in the Baltimore area. He began his teaching career at his alma mater, St. Mark’s School in Dallas, TX where he taught U.S. history, language arts and life skills, and became the assistant head of the middle school; and

WHEREAS, During his tenure with the Boys & Girls Club, he expanded its Academic Success programs, created the Youth of the Year Dinner, established the Friday Night Teen programs and tremendously increased the popularity of the ‘Muddy Up 5K’ fund-raising event; and

WHEREAS, Bobby’s limitless energy extends to his involvement in the community including serving as Vice Chair of the First Selectman’s Diversity Advisory Committee; and as a member of the Greenwich Hospital Board of Directors, the Greenwich Junior League Community Advisory Board, the Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council and the Greenwich Achievement Gap Roundtable; and

WHEREAS, As Bobby assumes new responsibilities as the first Assistant Head of School for Student and Community Life at Greenwich Academy, he will remain a Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board member.

NOW, THEREFORE, l, Fred Camillo, FIRST SELECTMAN OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH, do hereby proclaim June 30, 2020 as Bobby Walker Jr.  Day
in the Town of Greenwich and urge all citizens to join me in celebrating and in recognizing Bobby’s contributions to our Town and the Boys & Girls Club Greenwich.

About Author: Richard Kaufman

Richard Kaufman, general assignment reporter at the Sentinel, graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in journalism/communications. Having grown up in nearby Westchester County, Richard is familiar with the area and everything it has to offer. To get in contact with Richard, you can email him at richard@greenwichsentinel.com

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