LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon his retirement from the Livingston Planning Board, Robert Leopold was presented with an honorary plaque on Monday during the Livingston Township Council meeting for his many years of service to the township.

Leopold, who has served as mayor twice (1985 and 1989), was a councilman from 1983-1990, and was named Citizen of the Year in 1990 and 2001. He served, is retiring from the planning board after 24 years.

“[Leopold is] a long-standing and important citizen in our community,” said Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein. “[He] has the admiration and affection of everybody here in this room tonight.”

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Shawn Klein presented Leopold with a plaque commemorating his retirement and all the work he has done on behalf of the township.

“It’s been a privilege and a pleasure for all of us to serve on the planning board with you,” said current planning board president Peter Klein. “We thank you very much, we’ll miss you greatly and we appreciate the opportunity of having served with you.”