NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council Recognized Former Councilman Armand Galluccio for his service to the borough and for his commitment to the residents of New Providence at its Tuesday, Sep. 11 meeting. Mayor Al Morgan read a state proclamation in his honor.
Morgan described Galluccio as one of his closest friends, who always gave good advice while serving on the council and always represented the council well.
The state proclamation congratulated Galluccio for his outstanding tenure on the New Providence Council. “He has lent his wisdom and expertise as an integral part of New Providence Borough Council, a seat he has ably held since 2009,” the proclamation read. He has contributed tremendously to the successful functioning of the council and to the well-being of its citizens in this community, Morgan read.
Galluccio has been a member of the New Providence Republican Committee for the past 20 years. He has also served as a member of the New Providence Zoning Board of Adjustment for six years. Additionally, he has served as a leader of the New Providence High School Marching Band Wagon, the Knights of Columbus, New Providence Municipal Alliance, Downtown Alliance, and the Lions Club.
The proclamation further complemented Galluccio as an example of a selfless volunteer that American municipalities depend on. He has continuously demonstrated “public spiritness and in doing so has provided a standard of excellence in public service for which others may strive,” Morgan read.
“I know you do more than just being a member of these organizations since you have been a president to most of them.” I want to sincerely thank you for what you do for this community, not only in the past but what you do now and in the future, Morgan said.
“I want to thank you for the nine years of public service, not only with this governing body but beyond that,” Councilman Jim Madden said. I know that you are a visible member of the community, which has not always been “a great spot to be,” especially during some trying issues, he added. I want to thank you for that, for not ever backing down and for always being honest and a great communicator, Madden concluded.
“It was a pleasure serving with Armand for a number of reasons,” Councilman Michael Gennaro said. “Armand never lost sight of the fact that it is always about the town, it is not about us,” he said. Gennaro noted that Galluccio has made “some very hard decisions” when he was a councilman. He made some tough votes that turned out to be the right ones, Gennaro added. “I will always be grateful for him for standing up and voting his conscience,” and not for popularity. “Thank you for being a stand-up guy,” Gennaro said to Galluccio.
“I would like to thank all citizens of New Providence for their faith and their willingness to having me serve nine years…. It was an honor and a privilege to serve all citizens of this town. It is a great town and it only gets better every day and every year,” Galluccio said. He also thanked all the employees of the borough. “They were always there supporting me,” he said. He paid a special tribute to the borough police, rescue squad, fire department and the Department of Public Works. He noted that the employees made his tenure “an enjoyable nine years.”
Additionally, Galluccio thanked his wife and family for their support without which it would be impossible to serve as a member of the council that takes a lot of time away from family matters. He also thanked Morgan who as a mayor was “always there to help”. “You are like a brother to me,” he said.