At Troiano Waste Services, community is at the core of our work. Our team seeks to make life easier for our customers by providing local, responsive and reliable waste management services. However, for many of our employees, efforts to help others go beyond their time in the office.
We’re proud of our employees for their dedication to their communities, both at work and in their free time. That’s why, over the next few months, we will be profiling several of our employees who regularly give back by volunteering.
We kick off our series by featuring Leroy Crockett, an account manager at Troiano Waste Services. Leroy has been an active volunteer in his community since the age of six. From a young age, he has understood the importance of helping others — something he continues to do today.
How do you give back to your community?
Leroy gives back to his community by volunteering for a number of local causes. Some highlights include serving as the President of the Scarborough, Maine Rotary Club, Scarborough Buy Local and the Scarborough High School Cheering Boosters.
Over the years, Leroy has volunteered for the following organizations:
- Scarborough Rotary Club: 16 years of service, two-time past president
- Scarborough Community Services Recreation Advisory Board: Five years of service
- Scarborough Zoning Board of Appeals: 12 years of service, served as Chair in 2019
- Scarborough Buy Local: Five years of service, current Vice President, President 2017-19
- Scarborough High School Cheering Boosters: Served as President for the last six years
- Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce: 15 years of service, has served on several committees during his time with the chamber
- Scarborough Alumni Memorial Golf Tournament: Four years of service
- Scarborough Public Schools: Six years of service, has sat on several committees during his time
What are some examples of your volunteer work?
When asked about some of his volunteer responsibilities, Leroy mentioned,“My responsibilities include or have included building websites, gaining recognition in the community about what each organization does, finding ways to connect the community to the various organizations, working with the business community to help promote their work, volunteering for events and overall community outreach.”
Why is it important for you to give back to your community?
For Leroy, it’s important to give back because he wants to help enhance both his hometown of Scarborough as well as South Portland, where he works. That desire to give back has been part of him since childhood. Leroy goes on to say, “From the time I was six-years-old, my grandparents took me volunteering with them. They instilled a strong community connection as well as connection to non-profit entities that help others in need. I love my community and the surrounding areas, which makes me feel like I want to be a part of what helps to shape the great places I live and work.”
In any of your volunteer work, is there a moment that personally impacted you on a special level?
Volunteer work often has a positive impact on those who give their time, like Leroy. When asked if there was one moment that personally impacted him more than others, he mentioned several to us.
Leroy continued by saying,“For Scarborough Rotary, I helped to get 911 markers throughout town to help in emergencies, as well as draw and paint a map of the united states at Wentworth Intermediate School — which helped foster learning for the students and provided teachers with a new teaching tool. I have volunteered through the Scarborough Alumni Golf Tournament to help raise over $60,000 in scholarship money for local graduating high school seniors. Through Scarborough Recreational Advisory, as well as Rotary, I have volunteered the last two years at the community Thanksgiving dinner plus at Summerfest, which is an event for the entire community to come together. Through Rotary we helped to purchase a new reader board at the public safety building, which is used to support many events when in the community.”
How does your work in the community help you in your role at Troiano Waste Services?
By spending some of his free time helping others, Leroy has been able to witness, first-hand, the positive impact that local organizations have on their communities. He goes on to say, “I look to be a community leader, willing to step up when something in the community needs to get something done. Working with the business community has shown me how supporting local businesses, like Troiano in South Portland, is vital for a strong economy.”
It’s the efforts of individuals like Leroy that make the Greater Portland community a truly great place to live and work. We would like to thank Leroy for taking the time to share how he helps to shape his community through volunteer work.