The Board of Selectmen names
Lynn G. Fairfield-Sonn
The Town of Old Lyme’s Citizen of the Year
Lynn Fairfield-Sonn’s volunteer commitments are testament to her steadfast loyalty and dedication. Through her efforts both locally and regionally, our 2014 Citizen of the Year has demonstrated those values time and time again.
Jim & Lynn Fairfield-Sonn searched for over a year before moving to Old Lyme in 1984. They chose their Lyme Street location so that the children they would raise here -- Anne, Jimmy, and John -- could walk to school and get involved. Lynn wasted no time getting involved herself.
She has served as president of the Junior League of Greater New Haven as well as the Old Lyme Day Care (now Children’s Learning) Center, and served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce of Southeastern Connecticut, the Coordinating Council for Children in Crisis, Janus House, and New Haven Habitat for Humanity. Lynn was a Board of Selectmen appointee to the Historic District Commission for 8 years.
To support her children’s interests, Lynn was co-president of District 18’s Friends of Music for 4 years, and President of the Football Booster club for 6. She has twice served the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library Board as its Treasurer, and served as Chair of our Board of Education for eight years.
Lynn Fairfield-Sonn’s values have been imprinted on multiple community organizations, none more than the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, an organization she first volunteered for in 1989 and which she currently serves as Director of Development & Community Relations.
The Board of Selectmen honors Lynn Fairfield-Sonn for the loyalty and dedication that have defined her impact on our community by naming her our 2014 Citizen of the Year.
Board of Selectmen Town of Old Lyme
Bonnie A. Reemsnyder Mary Jo Nosal Arthur E. Sibley, Jr.