Ed Haverlock has been named the 2015 recipient of the Greenbush Hometown hero award.

According to the town newsletter, Haverlock was born and raised in the Cardville section of Greenbush. He relocated to the Olamon section after he married Irene Dunn. Together they raised four children: Edward Jr., Brent, Heidi and Heather. Three of their four children stayed in Greenbush to raise their families. Ed and Irene enjoy spending time with their family that continues to thrive and has grown in numbers to currently include 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and another great-grandchild due in December.

Haverlock’s devotion to his hometown and its citizens has been obvious through the years. Combing through town reports there is evidence of his involvement in various capacities. He first shows up 1956-57 when he served on the Board of Selectmen. He is found many times as moderator of town meetings or working on crews that maintained the local roads.

Haverlock also served on the school board. One has to appreciate School Superintendent Lawrence Lewis’s comment in the 1970-71-town report: “Mr. Edward Haverlock, as senior member (of the School Board), has benefited from experience. In his first year he and I disagreed violently and often. Now that he has an understanding of the problems related to finance and personnel, I would like to see him re-elected.”

Haverlock is known for standing by his strong convictions and doing his best to watch the budget whether it’s his own or for the good of the town. Through the years Haverlock was often present at local town and selectmen meetings to contribute his perspective be-it as a board member or as a concerned citizen.

In 1968-69 Town Report there is the first article pertaining to starting a fire department. Further research shows that Haverlock was involved from the get-go. He held the offices of Assistant Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Warden for many years. From 1986 until his resignation in 2006-07 Haverlock held the positions of Fire Chief and Fire Warden. He still continues to be one of the Town’s Fire Wardens.

A long time business owner and operator, Haverlock has employed many local citizens through the years. As a member of Faith Bible Church he has served as a Deacon and a Sunday School Superintendent. Haverlock has devoted himself to his family, his church, his business and his town successfully, with honor, dignity and to the best of his ability.

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