John Engel has been selected Realtor Citizen of the Year for 2018 by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. The award is given to a New Canaan Realtor who exemplifies the qualities of professionalism, ethics, and willingness to devote time and energy to the real estate community and to the community at large, according to the New Canaan Board.
“Halstead is proud to have John Engel on its team of professionals, and his service to our community is just exceptional,” said Sharon Daley, Executive Director of Sales for Halstead New Canaan, according to the announcement.
Engel is an award-winning agent with Halstead, where he is part of the Engel Team that includes his mother Susan, a previous winner of New Canaan’s Realtor Citizen of the Year award.
He has been a member of the New Canaan Town Council since 2011 and was elected chairman of the Council in 2017. He has been a board member of the New Canaan Land Trust since 2013, is a board member of Staying Put in New Canaan and an advisory board member for the New Canaan Historical Society. He is also a long-time member and past president of the New Canaan Rotary Club, was a board member for the New Canaan Outback Teen Center, and was on the New Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals from 2007 to 2011.
Engel who lives in New Canaan with his wife and four children, was a captain in the U.S. Army and served in the Persian Gulf War. He is a member of the New Canaan Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 653.
Realtor Jeanne Rozel, a past president of the New Canaan Board of Realtors said in the release, “I worked with him on the board of appeals and I know what he has done for the town, so I’m glad that he’s being recognized for all he does for people.”