CLARK, NJ - Clark’s Emergency Management Coordinator and resident, Jerry Fewkes retired at the end of 2020. He served in the role since 1996.
Mayor Bonaccorso praised Fewkes for his dedication during a town council meeting. He spoke about how Fewkes had served the town as a volunteer firefighter, then as Fire Chief before his most recent role.
“When you think back on people and their efforts…all the people he touched, Jerry will be missed,” said Bonaccorso during his address.
The mayor took a moment to reminisce about a long night he spent with Fewkes during Hurricane Irene.
“We were soaked to the bone… Jerry was dragging generators across lawns, helping to pump out basements and working around the clock,” said Bonaccorso. “... (Fewkes' work) was noticed by all the people he touched, this council and past councils and of course myself as mayor. We just wish Jerry all the best of luck and health.”
Fewkes was recognized with a proclamation that was read into the record during the meeting.
Michael Nenortas, who has worked with Fewkes for years has assumed the role of Emergency Management Coordinator.
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