Honors & Awards

Senator Boucher continues her interest in working with her legislative colleagues on issues she pursued as a State Representative. For example, during her tenure in the House of Representatives she successfully promoted legislation for the elderly such as: providing assisted living services in the home, preventing elder abuse and permitting seniors to work without financial penalties. As a state representative, she was honored to be chosen as a Connecticut delegate to The White House Conference on Aging in December 2005. Also, she was the recipient of the Connecticut Legal Immigrant and Refuge Coalition’s 1998 Outstanding Legal Immigrant Award and of “Legislator of the Year” awards from state and national anti-drug organizations for her leadership role regarding anti-drug legislation.

  • CT Transport Association “Legislator of the Year” Award 2018
  • 2018 Jewish Federation of Connecticut Legislative Advocate for her work on passing Holocaust and genocide education in Connecticut’s public schools
  • Legislator of the Year, 2018 Friend of the Year Award – CT Association of Gifted and Talented
  • 2018 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – Children’s Champion
  • 2016 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – Children’s Champion
  • 2015 Connecticut Association of YMCAs Legislative Champion and Advocate Award
  • 2015 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – Children’s Champion
  • Legislator of the Year, 2015 Friend of the Year Award – CT Association of Gifted and Talented
  • 2014 Environmental Champion, Connecticut League of Conservation Voters
  • 2014 Legislator of the Year Award from the Fairfield County Medical Association
  • 2014 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – Children’s Champion
  • 2013 Legislator of the Year Award from the Fairfield County Medical Association
  • 2013 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – Children’s Champion
  • Legislator of the Year, 2013 Friend of the Year Award – CT Association of Gifted and Talented
  • 2012 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – Children’s Champion
  • Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) “2010 Tip Of The Hat Award” for efforts to reform Connecticut public schools
  • 2010 C.I.A.O, ( The Council of Italian American Organizations) Italian Cultural Ambassador Award for exemplary achievements of an Italian American
  • Council of Italian-American Organizations “2010 Ambassador Award”
  • Connecticut League of Conservation Voters “2009, Environmental Champion”
  • Fairfield County Homebuilders Association – 2009 Woman of the Year
  • 2009 Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – Children’s Champion
  • 2008 Connecticut Arts Advocate Award from the Connecticut Arts Educators Association
  • 2008 Music Education Outstanding Advocate Award from CMEA
  • 2006 Drug Free America Foundation “Moxie Award” for courage to protect children from dangerous drugs
  • 2006 State Legislator Award, Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association (NEOA). The first Connecticut legislator to be honored for distinguished work to combat drug abuse.
  • 2006 Outstanding Contributions in Arts Advocacy Award-Association of Arts Administrators
  • 2005 “Legislator of the Year” Connecticut Drug Free Youth School Coalition
  • 2005 Save Cranbury Association Award for preserving rural and historic neighborhood in Norwalk
  • Delegate to White House Conference on Aging in December 2005
  • 2004, Trackside Teen Center Award for Exceptional Service to Teens
  • 2002 Distinguished Legislative Advocate for the Arts Award, Connecticut Commission on the Arts
  • 2002 UCONN Advocates Award for work on UCONN 2001 rebuilding campaign
  • Connecticut Legal Immigrant and Refuge Coalition’s 1998 Outstanding Legal Immigrant Award
  • Endorsed by Connecticut Business and Industry Association, National Independent Business Owners Association, Connecticut Realtors, Home Builders, Hospitals, Doctors , CT CPA Association, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club