On October 19, the Durham Republican Town Committee will honor one of its own for more than a half century of service to Durham citizens as Tax Collector, as a member and chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission and as an outstanding Republican.
Republican Town Chairman Bob Poliner said that Eames “must have won at least 15 or more elections over the last half century. George was elected so many times because he gave so much back to the community, through his involvement in civic and church activities as well his participation in our local government.”
Eames was honored by the town earlier this year.
Born in Bridgeport and educated at Yale, Eames came to Durham to work at Durham Manufacturing. Over a 40 year career at the local company Eames rose to become its chief executive officer. He was also President of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce.
Eames’ greatest contributions to Durham were as a member and leader of the Planning & Zoning Commission. During his over 50 years of service on the Commission, Durham’sagricultural heritage and rural character were preserved.
The event will be held at the Firehouse on Main Street, beginning at 6:00 p.m., and feature a dinner, recognition of Eames and introduction of the Republican slate of candidates running for state and federal offices who seek to represent Durham next year in Hartford and Washington. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by calling (860) 349-9563.