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Hopewell Valley mayors come together to honor local first responders

The inaugural Mayor’s Awards, which honor the heroic efforts of first responders across Hopewell Valley, were established by Hopewell Township Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning to recognize and publicly thank members of each division of First Responders who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the community. The 2024 awards are set to be presented on Saturday, May 11, at 10:30am. The ceremony will take place at the grand opening of the newly constructed Bandshell at Woolsey Park, generously funded by grants secured by the New Jersey Legislative delegation from the 15th District, Senator Shirley Turner, Hopewell’s own Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli, and Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson. Following the awards presentation, Hopewell Township will host its first annual Cultural Festival.

The Mayor’s Awards seek to recognize the unwavering dedication and selfless service of individuals and organizations within Hopewell Valley’s first responder community. These brave men and women work tirelessly to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.

The recipients of the 2024 Mayor’s Awards include:

Hopewell Township Public Works

Recipient: David Guerard, Assistant Director of Public Works

Hopewell Township Police Department (HTPD)

Recipient: Officer Michael Crincoli

Union Fire & Rescue Squad

Recipient: President Peter Swanson

Hopewell Valley Emergency Services

Recipient: Emergency Services Specialist John Schafer

Pennington Police Department (to be awarded by Pennington Borough Mayor Jim Davy)

Recipients:

Chief Doug Pinelli
Sgt. Daryl Burroughs, Jr.
Sgt. Novin Thomas
Det. Daniel D’Ascoli
P.O. Mark Caruso
P.O. Leo Friedman
P.O. Gerard Sinnott

Pennington Fire Company (awarded by Pennington Borough Mayor Jim Davy)

Recipient: Anthony DiCocco

Hopewell Fire Department (to be awarded by Hopewell Borough Mayor Ryan Kennedy)

EMS Recipient: Lt. Luke Morehouse
Fire Recipient: Chief John Novak Sr.

“These awards are a testament to the exceptional dedication and sacrifice exhibited by our first responders every day,” said Mayor Courtney Peters-Manning. “Their bravery and commitment to our community deserve the utmost recognition. We are immensely grateful for their service and proud to honor them with the inaugural Mayor’s Awards.”

The ceremony promises to be a memorable occasion, celebrating the courage and selflessness of those who serve Hopewell Valley with distinction.

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