Around Town With Mayor Palmer
Mayor Palmer was pleased to welcome residents to a public Town Hall Forum at the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company headquarters on May 25, 2017. There, he and Sgt. Antonio Ellis discussed numerous topics, from the Manchester Community Energy Aggregation program, to traffic safety, to code violations and keeping neighborhoods safe. A video replay of the meeting is available below:
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This week, we celebrate and recognize the dedication and service of our Emergency Medical Services during National EMS Week (May 21-27, 2017).
In Manchester Township, we have two First Aid Squads and three Fire Companies, all of which are staffed by hardworking volunteers. Mayor Palmer offered his gratitude to these selfless individuals, who give their time to making our community better, at a recent Township Council meeting. The Proclamation he issued reads, in part, “it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical service providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week.”
We were honored to welcome the Varsity Girls Basketball Team to the March 27, 2017, Township Council meeting to present them with a Mayoral Proclamation in recognition of their South Jersey Group II State Championship.
Under the direction of Coach Dave Beauchemin, the team equaled the school record for wins in a season, as well as advancing to a sectional final—and winning it—for the first time in school history.
Mayor Kenneth Palmer and Council President Sam Fusaro were pleased to present each player with a certificate. Congratulations on a tremendous season! #GoHawks!
Manchester Township Municipal Alliance hosted the successful “Anything Goes” event at the High School on Friday evening, March 10th.
The event brings together members of the community to compete in an obstacle course to raise funds for Project Graduation and Municipal Alliance events.
Competing this year were our Manchester Mayor, School Administrators, Manchester High School students, teachers, and police personnel.
Pictured is Mayor Ken Palmer competing on the obstacle course.
The Manchester Municipal Alliance is the municipal arm of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The Alliance consists of township, police, and school representatives as well as township residents. The goal of the Municipal Alliance is to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse among our young residents through awareness and education. The Alliance supports Project Graduation (an alcohol and drug-free evening of fun and prizes for our high school seniors on Graduation night), the ‘Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs’ program, and other initiatives.
To participate or donate to this worthy organization, please contact Tracy Sloan at Sloan89@msn.com
Manchester Mayor Ken Palmer has announced a scholarship opportunity for MTHS seniors.
Manchester Township and the NJ League of Municipalities have teamed up to offer three $1,000 awards through the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition. This statewide competition centers on “What My Municipal Government Does Best” and seeks to advance the virtues of elected and volunteer members of municipal government.
The MTHS Guidance Office has applications and instructions on file. All applications and essays must be returned to Mayor Kenneth T. Palmer at Manchester Town Hall, 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester, NJ 08759, by the deadline date, March 10, 2017.