History of Community Service

A Danbury native, Mike hails from the McLachlan hat manufacturing family with deep roots in our community. The youngest of seven children of Harry and Helen (Deakin) McLachlan. Mike learned as a young man that community service is a high priority. Mike and his wife, Alesia, live in Danbury.


  • Trustee – Saint Peter Church
  • Diocese of Bridgeport Saint Augustine Medal of Service Award
  • Past Chair – Saint Peter School Advisory Board
  • Past Governor – New England District of Key Clubs International
  • Past President – Kiwanis Club of Danbury
  • Kiwanis International Distinguished President Award
  • Past Chairman – Danbury Republican Town Committee
  • Danbury Republicans’ J Thayer Bowman Service Award
  • Member – Ancient Order of Hibernians Major Degree
  • Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
  • Member – Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree
  • John Cardinal Newman Center Renovations Team
  • Danbury Jaycees Distinguished Service Award
  • Trustee – Danbury Museum & Historical Society Authority
  • Chairman – Special Olympics World Games Host Town Committee
  • Saint Pio Foundation Advisory Committee