Derek Mitchell, assistant director of Colchester Parks and Recreation, was presented with the Theresa S. Brungardt Professional award for his significant contributions to the town parks and rec department at the recent Vermont Rec and Parks Association annual meeting. Derek joined four fellow previous Brungardt award winners from Colchester for a group photo. From L-R Betsy Terry, former Colchester director of Parks and Rec and current Vermont Rec and Parks Executive Director; Dick Pecor, co-founder of the Colchester Triathlon; Buzz Hoerr, former chair of the Colchester Parks and Rec Board; Glen Cutitta, current director of Colchester Parks and Rec; and Mr. Mitchell.