August 21, 2014 at 5:00 AM
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – On Friday, August 15, 2014, members of the South Plainfield Borough Council and Borough employees bid farewell to this summer’s batch of summer interns. The summer intern program allows high school students an opportunity to see how the Borough functions in various ways.
The program, in recent years, has been coordinated by the Mayor’s confidential assistant Anne Daley. According to Borough officials the program has really mushroomed. “This summer we had a record number of interns, and they assisted everywhere in the Borough,” said Daley. This year’s interns worked in Finance, Tax, Police Records, Recreation, Senior Center, Clerk and the Health Department. According to Administrator Glenn F. Cullen “the summer interns are truly South Plainfield’s finest. They volunteer for practically the entire summer. By August they become the fabric of the Borough’s activities.”
“Each fall it is sad to see them leave,” said Daley. According to Administrator Cullen, many of the previous interns have gone on to great successes. One of the first interns, Richard Rotella, is President of the student body at the University of New Haven. Councilman Bobby Richkus, at Friday’s luncheon, had this to say “a big thank you to Anne Daley, Glenn Cullen and all those that help organize the summer intern program. The program is a great opportunity for students to get great experience. Also, it is great for the people of the community, and employees of the Borough, to see young people in such positive rolls.”
The summer interns will be recognized by Mayor Anesh and the Borough Council later this fall. “The summer intern program is a win win. It gives students unique insight to the inner workings of the Borough. In addition, it provides the Borough employees with an opportunity to participate in the students’ development. As usual, it was an outstanding group of students this summer, and I’d like to thank Anne Daley and Glenn Cullen for their hard-work,” said Councilman Derryck White.