BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Dr. Patrick Smith was surprised on Thursday by a visit by Mayor Angie Devanney, who read a proclamation in celebration of Smith's thirtieth anniversary of practicing chiropractic medicine and to publicly thank him for his many years of volunteerism and generosity to the Berkeley Heights community. 

The proclamation stated:

Dr. Patrick Smith has been a chiropractor for thirty years after graduating magna cum laude from the Palmer College of Chiropractic, the largest chiropractic college in the world; and 

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Dr. Patrick Smith’s interest in the chiropractic field began when he was a child and both his parents suffered injuries that were relieved with chiropractic methods and as a young athlete when he acted as a quasi-trainer helping fellow athletes by taping ankles, knees and assisting with other ailments; 

Berkeley Heights has been lucky to have Dr. Smith work here in town for the entire thirty years, currently practicing at Smith Chiropractic on Snyder Avenue; and in addition to running his successful chiropractic practice, Patrick Smith is well known around Berkeley Heights in his capacity as Race Director for 24 years for the Berkeley Heights 5K Charity Road Race & Fitness Walk, his years of service on the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and his formation of the Berkeley Heights Business and Civic which hosts monthly networking events for the business community; and

Dr. Patrick Smith was instrumental in establishing and volunteering at the Berkeley Heights Block Party, helping coordinate the First Annual First Responders Night, and starting the portable defibrillator program for police cars in Berkeley Heights; and while working in Berkeley Heights, Patrick Smith has served on numerous township committees including Veterans Memorial Park, Memorial Day Parade Committee, Peppertown Park, and most recently the Berkeley Heights Economic Development Committee; and Dr. Patrick Smith certainly lives up to his motto “Be Known”. 

Also in attendance were Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley, Police Chief John DiPasquale, Rescue Squad President Joe Savino, Recreation Director Tom Barton and members of the Berkeley Heights Business and Civic including Paul Neuwirth of Taylor Rental, Jim DiMaio [recently retired owner of Derco Print, now Liss Printing in Summit], and Bobbie Peer of TAPinto Berkeley Heights -- as well as some of the many Smith Chiropractic Foundation supporters and grant recipients including the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation, Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee, and the Berkeley Aquatic Club.

Smith Chiropractic Family Care & Sports Injury Center is located at 134 Snyder Ave. in Berkeley Heights. For inquiries call 908.464.8899.