Inspired by the two dozen volunteers who helped stage the “amazing race” – the Highland Park 5k “Run in the Park” race on Sunday May 3, 2015, the Highland Park Planet would like to salute all of the town’s dedicated volunteers who add the element of humanity to the community every day. On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Borough officially honored several of the town’s volunteers who provide special services to the operations of municipal government.
Municipal Volunteer of the Year went to Rabbi Eliezer Kaminetzky, who has served as the Borough’s chaplain for more than 20 years. “By being volunteers, one is able to convey a sense of trust and dependability in a world that’s often full of turmoil,” said Rabbi Kaminetzky.
HPP once a month will be featuring a community volunteer, each of whom has a unique story to tell, but shares a common vision of helping others. Please email the Planet (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your suggestions.
MUNICIPAL VOLUNTEERS CELEBRATED ON APRIL 22
First Aid Squad – Paul Scharf;Council on Aging – Loleta Mitchell; Arts Commission – Jonathan Horowitz; Capital Improvements Planning Task Force – Clint Andrews; Cable TV Advisory Committee – Gary Leslie; Commission for Universal Access – Diane Feldman; Environmental Commission – Steve Barnes; Community Food Pantry – Beth Leech; Board of Health – Jesse Crosson; Housing Authority – Evelyn Sedehi; Human Relations Commission – Elizabeth Estes; Library Board of Trustees – Bruce Tucker; Main Street Highland Park – James Nichols; Municipal Alliance – Lara Arp; Meadow Trails – Craige Ambroch; Planning Board – Kim Hammond; Public Information Committee – Matt Hersh; Recreation Advisory Committee – Greg Trevor; Redevelopment Agency – Randall Solomon; Shade Tree Advisory Committee – Mary Denver; Sustainable Highland Park – Allan Williams; Volunteer Fire Department – David Seiden; Mayor’s Wellness Campaign – Dr. Cliff Lacy; Board of Adjustment – Judy Richman.