Named for Westport philanthropist Joel Smilow, the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse in Bridgeport’s west end has been honored as a “LEED platinum” building, the highest award offered by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse is the first Boys & Girls Club to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Joining the award ceremony are (front row L-R) Wakeman clubhouse members Jayvon Snider, Jannette Latorre, Jasiyah Scott, Tyler Lopez, Paola Chaves, Haniel Jeremy, and Billy Narvaez. Back row L-R: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch; Westport resident Joel Smilow, philanthropist; and Dick Galvin, chairman, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Board of Trustees. Photo credit: Cathy Boatwright
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