Greenwich, CT

June 9, 2024

On Sunday, June 9th over 60 guests gathered to celebrate and honor Jo Conboy’s tireless dedication and remarkable imprint on historic happenings around town. Jo is the 2008 founder and chair of Greenwich Preservation Trust (GPT), a 501c3 with the mission “to educate and advocate for preservation of {Greenwich’s} historic and cultural resources”. Jo and GPT have focused on the Thomas Lyon House c1695, the oldest unaltered house in Greenwich and one of only four pre-American Revolution structures remaining along the Boston Post Road.

Jo received the “Sandra Fales Hillman Preservation Leader Award”, the highest honor bestowed from GPT. Jo was recognized for her work and devotion with a proclamation read by State Senator Ryan Fazio. Additional remarks were made by her successor, GPT President Paul Pugliese, Elise Green, Rachel Khanna, and Maura and Brian O’Connor.

Sponsors of the event were Val’s Liquors, Finch Pharmacy, Whitman Breed, Charles Hilton Architects and Historic Properties of Greenwich.

Amongst the guests were descendants of the Lyon Family, supporters of Save our Shores (founded by Jo in 1984), members of the congregation of Little Bethel AME Church and past recipients of this distinguished award. Pictured are: Honoree Jo Conboy, last years recipient Historic District Commission chair Stephen Bishop, Gay and JT Coe (on behalf of Maggie and Syl Larkin’s protection of their c1745,1922,1967 house), Russ and Debbie Reynolds for the 2008 Stanwich Local Historic District protection and Elise Green (on behalf of Sandra Fales Hillman’s protection of her c.1751, c.1830,1930 house).