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Franklin Township: Brian D. Levine Selected as Freeholder of the Year

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Freeholder Brian D. Levine at MLK Community Breakfast Credits: Malik Lyons
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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Freeholder Brian D. Levine, former mayor of Franklin, was selected by the New Jersey Conference of Mayors as "Freeholder of the Year" by its Executive Board. 

Levine was given his award last Thursday during the 54th Annual New Jersey Spring Conference, at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City.   

"I felt honored and humbled to receive true recognition," Levine said. "I loved meeting all of the people and constituents in Franklin and Somerset County. I take my responsibilities to heart and provide service, not for any recognition, but because I feel I am doing the right thing." 

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The New Jersey Conference of Mayors ( NJCM) is the oldest and largest statewide Mayors organization in the country, according to their website. 

The NJCM represents the interest of Mayors to State and Federal legislatures and administration, with the intent to reflect the will of the people of the state of New Jersey and improve their quality of life, according to their website. 

NJCM President and Mayor of Berlin Township Phyllis Jeffries Magazzu said in a letter to Levine, "We wish to congratulate you on being selected for our Freeholder of the year award by our Executive Board. The NJCM Executive Officers will present you with your award in appreciation of your service." 

Levine stated he will strive to live up to the expectations of the residents of Franklin and Somerset county, and welcomes feedback from those who disagree with him. 

"I think the recognition came due to my work over the years in Franklin & Somerset County in the areas of public safety, housing, finance, human services, and constituent service," Levine said. "In addition, I have been active in the NJ Conference of Mayors around the state. It is a great organization that helps Mayors on a bipartisan basis for the benefit of our citizenry."

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