On behalf of the City of Stamford, the JWV Fred Robbins Post 142 and the Citizen of the Year Selection Committee are pleased to announce the selection of Sgt. Adriana Molina of the Stamford Police Department as Stamford’s 2024 Citizen of the Year (COTY).
Nominated by an enthusiastic and eclectic group of community leaders including Executive Director Dr. Anka Badurina of Building One Community (B1C), Rev. Robert Jackson from the Bethel A.M.E. Church, Retired Judge and former COTY Mary Sommer as well as Adriana’s boss, Police Chief Tim Shaw, among many others, Sgt. Molina drew praise well beyond the achievements of her more than 25 years on the force. Adriana has been a champion for the homeless, a bridge builder and an ambassador to the Hispanic community, and a volunteer for too many charitable organizations and events to list. Plus, at her day job, Sgt. Molina helped pioneer the SPD’s innovative Behavioral Health Unit, which directs measured responses to mental health, substance abuse, and domestic crises, augmenting traditional law enforcement with service referrals to the City’s many health and social services partners.