CHATHAM, NJ - Thomas Belding, who served two and a half terms on the District of the Chathams Board of Education, was sent off with high praise by fellow board members at the BOE Reorganization Meeting held Monday.

Belding received a standing ovation from the board members and the citizenry in attendance during his farewell.

Belding retired at the end of his term and Ann Ciccarelli replaced him as a representative from the borough when she ran opposed for the three-year term on April 21.

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Lata Kenney and Michelle Clark, representing the township, gained reelection to three-year terms, also running unopposed.

Jill Critchley Weber was voted in, 9-0, to retain her position as board president and Matthew Gilfillan was chosen, 8-0 (he declined to vote for himself), to remain as vice president of the board.

Thomas Belding makes his final remarks during his farewell to the board