Chelsea residents couldn’t recall a more festive and enjoyable celebration than the one that took place Tuesday night at Mary O’Malley Park as people came together for National Night Out and to recognize the city’s All-America Award designation.
For the delegation, led by City Manager Jay Ash, that made the trip to Denver, it was an opportunity to reunite and remember one of the most memorable accomplishments in the city’s history.
Looking back at the All-America Award experience, it’s almost like a dream that our city could win such a prestigious award and become the only city in New England to take home the coveted prize.
Of course, Jay Ash’s superior leadership in this endeavor was vital to its successful planning and execution. It was so fitting that Molly Baldwin, leader of the national model that is ROCA, presented a special plaque – depicting the front page of the All-America Award edition of The Chelsea Record – to Jay Ash at Tuesday night’s ceremony.
For Jay Ash has been making front-page news for quite some time as city manager for all the developments and positive changes that have happened in Chelsea during his tenure.
The entire state delegation, State Sen. Sal DiDomenico, and State Reps. Dan Ryan and Roselee Vincent, were on hand to congratulate Chelsea on its All-America Award.