February 25, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 5 Mahwah Township councilwoman receives state honor by Frank J. McMahon Mahwah Councilwoman Lisa DiGiulio has been inducted into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. DiGiulio was inducted along with 35 other elected officials during the 16th Annual Mayors Legislative Day at the State House Annex in Trenton. She was accompanied by Mayor Richard Martel. Governor Jon S. Corzine addressed the group and Timothy McDonough, president of the State League of Municipalities, made presentations honoring her and the other inductees. The New Jersey State League of Municipalities inaugurated the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during the Seventh Annual Mayors Legislative Day in 1999. The honor is reserved for local municipal governing body members who, as of December 2008, have served for more than 20 years in elected municipal office. DiGiulio has been an elected member of the township council since 1988. McDonough, who is the mayor of Hope Township, praised the inductees, saying, “The Elected Officials Hall of Fame recognizes these officials who have selflessly guided their communities through the good times and troubled times with little recognition of their sacrifice. This token of appreciation will shine a light on these pillars in our communities and hold them up as an example of civic pride for all citizens to emulate.” liaison for former Mahwah Mayor Frank Krause in Trenton and then for State Senator Garrett W Hagedorn as an aide in the early 1980s. Since 1988, she has served on the council as its vice president and president and has been an elected council member during the administrations of four mayors: Krause, William Raquet, David Dwork, and Martel. She has also served on the council’s Community Development Grant Committee through which she, working in conjunction with Township Administrator Brian Campion, has been able to obtain over $2 million in grant money for various township projects. She also served on the Recreation Field Committee that coordinated the development of the Continental Soldiers Field on Ramapo Valley Road. DiGiulio helped initiate the police department’s DARE program and was instrumental in the construction of the senior citizen center that is connected to the municipal building on Corporate Drive. She is a former member of (continued on page 22) Mahwah Councilwoman Lisa DiGiulio (right) listens to Governor Jon S. Corzine at Annual Mayor’s Legislative Day. Thirty six veteran state public servants were inducted into Elected Officials’ Hall of Fame and there are currently 402 inductees in that select group of public officials, according to the league. Before DiGiulio was first elected to the township council in 1988, she worked as a Council on Affordable Housing CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING? SPRING LANDSCAPE PROJECTS Pre Season Pricing in Effect Now is the right time to start plans on your Then Don’t! ������������������ ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������� �������������������������������������� Weeping Pine Nursery ���������� ��������������� ����������������� ������������������ ������������������������� ���������������� ����������������� ������������������ Free ��������������� No Obligation Est. & Design ��������������� �������������������� ����������� ���������������� ������������ ������������� ������������� � ® REGISTER NOW! GOOD FUN, IN GOOD HANDS! RIDGEWOOD YMCA DAY CAMP 2009 Y’s KIDZ 3–6 ���� ����� �� ����� �� ����� ���������������� �������������� ���� ��������� �������� ��� ������ � � ���� ����� � PAMACKA 5 – 13 TEEN TRIP 11 – 15 Safe, affordable. ����������������� ��������������� ������������� �������� ���� ���� ������������������ �������������������� ������������������� �������������� ������������������ �������������������� ������������ ������������������������ ������������ �������������� ���������������� ������������������ �������������������� ������������ ������������������������ ������������ ���� Call for FREE brochure and scholarship application. Pre-Summer Fun Ages 5-10 June 22-26 9am-5pm •sports • swimming• cooking • art projects • field trips • CATCH Kids Club Ridgewood YMCA www.ridgewoodymca.org 201-444-5600, ext. 338 ������������ ������������������������ ������������ ���������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������� Membership is open to all. For individuals and families in need, contact John Duke ext 337 for confidential assistance information and application.