HELMETTA, NJ - Longtime borough resident Scott Gibb has worked for New Jersey Transit for the past 14 years as a conductor. Recently, Gibb was promoted to a management position as a trainer for engineers. The coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the program and Gibb was called on to return to his previous position as a conductor. Gibb didn't back down from the call and take advantage of unused sick time to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19. Instead, he returned to the frontline even volunteering for extra round trips if other conductors are not available. His dedication is why Gibb was nominated to be Tuesday's Helmetta Hometown Hero.
Gibb understood the necessity of his position to help get other essential workers where they need to be. He was tapped as a hometown hero by his proud family.
"We sure love our hero," said the Gibb family.
The father of two loves spending time with his wife and kids.Watching movies together is a family favorite. Gibb also enjoys taking daily runs around the borough.
If you know a Helmetta Hometown Hero like Gibb who is on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, send borough Mayor Chris Slavicek an email at email@example.com. Nominations should include the person's name, a brief description of their job, what makes them a hometown hero and a photograph.