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Helen “Lennie” Lillis

Lennie opened up Lennie’s Flower Shop in New Milford in November of 1983, thus beginning her career as a professional full-service florist. She is a certified Master Florist and Designer, as well as a master judge for flower, garden, and landscape design.

Lennie is an appointed member of the New Milford Conservation Commission, the Village Center Organization of New Milford, and the New Milford Implementation Committee for the Revitalization of Downtown New Milford, and she also has served as chairman of the New Milford Fireworks, the local Red Cross chapter, and as president of Connecticut District FTD. Her other associations include the Rotary Club of New Milford and the Greater New Milford Business Association. Lennie was the recipient of the New Milford Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award in 2001. She has been an active board member for Weantinoge for many years and served as Secretary since 2006.

Lennie grew up in the region, and has spent a good deal of her life with Weantinoge. Her mother, Helen Marx, was one of Weantinoge’s founders and was the statutory agent when Weantinoge was first formed.

The word Weantinoge had great meaning to the original settlers and Native Americans of the northwest region of Connecticut. It means homeland to these native peoples who lived here hundreds of years ago and to those of us lucky enough to live here today. I am committed to protecting our homeland and all of the nature that shares it with us.”

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