Long time Rollinsford Selectman, Ed Jansen, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Heritage Award by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). The award is given each year to a person who has shown long term commitment and contributed to the preservation of the history, heritage and culture of Rollinsford and the lower Salmon Falls region.
Jansen has been a member of the select board in Rollinsford since 1976, and during that time also served on the planning board and many other boards and committees in town. A former chair of the Department of Resource Economics at UNH, Jansen brought his expertise in his field to the town. Thanks to his leadership, Rollinsford was able to craft zoning ordinances which have enabled the town to preserve its historic and natural resources and maintain its rural character.
“Ed was a standout choice for the Heritage Award this year”, said ARCH Board member and long time Rollinsford Resident, Lucy Putnam. “His longstanding leadership in planning and zoning has helped Rollinsford maintain its historic mill village, bring home the Colonel Paul Wentworth House, designate conservation land along the Salmon Falls River and preserve its historic character while allowing for responsible development.” “Without his leadership” she continued, “I believe Rollinsford would be a very different town today.”
The Heritage Award will be presented to Jansen at ARCH’s Harvest Dinner, to be held this Saturday, September, 21 at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford. Advance tickets are required and are still available. For ticket information, call ARCH at 603-742-4747.