2021 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR – Paul Saulnier
Paul Saulnier moved back to Massachusetts in 1979 from New Jersey to be closer to family and settled in Holliston with his wife and two sons, Dan and Phil. He explains that he volunteers because “after living in exile in South Jersey for nine years, the line from the Cheers song always rings true to me ‘you want to go where everyone knows your name.’”
Paul’s extensive volunteer efforts include the following: Holliston Historical Society (1979-present); Conservation Commission (1980-1985); Board of Water Commission (1985-2005); V.O.I.C.E. Committee (downtown zoning changes); Dam Safety Officer (1982-2010); Two wastewater study committees; Engineers Without Borders; Two trips to India to design and guild septic systems for a hospital and school; began the Father’s Day Breakfast Car Show at the Holliston Historical Society; Two housing committees (ten years); Trustee of Upper Charles Conservation Land Trust (2005-present); Designs for four Habitat for Humanity houses; Member of the Knights of Columbus; HCAT reporter and camera operator; Reporter and cofounder of HollistonReporter.com; 8 Arch Bridget Restoration Committee; and Design services for the replacement of Town hall septic system.
Perhaps what everyone knows best, is Paul’s commitment to the Holliston Reporter. He was a co-owner and writer for over a dozen years and is best recognized for his weekly police log and commentary that is always filled with dry wit.
Please join us in celebrating these two outstanding volunteers at our Street Festival on Saturday September 18; they will be honored at the “stage” in front of the Fire Station at 10am.