NUTLEY, NJ - Continuing an almost half-century tradition, the Nutley Chapter of the Jaycees today announced that nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards Program are now open.

Each year, five individuals who work or live in Nutley are honored for their contributions to the quality of life in the Township of Nutley. Since launching in 2016. TAPinto Nutley has been the only news organization to cover the Distinguished Service Awards. 2020 marks the 49th time residents will be honored by the Jaycees.

“The Distinguished Service Awards program has over the years recognized those individuals who have helped make Nutley one of the most highly regarded and respected communities in our State,” said Jaycees Official Dr. Steven Clarke.

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Nomination forms are being sent to charitable organizations in town and are also available at Town Hall and the Library.  This year’s DSA Committee includes Dr. Steven Clarke, Walter Smith, David Wilson, Dianne Wilson, and Andy Garruto.

Five individuals who live or work in Nutley will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the quality of life in Nutley.  The Awards are presented for commitment and excellence in the areas of (1) Business, (2) Education, (3) Civic Affairs, (4) Public Health and Safety and (5) to the one Outstanding Individual between the ages of 21 and 40.  Deadline for the Nomination(s) is March 3, 2020.

The awards will be presented at the Nutley Jaycees Distinguished Service Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at the Valley Regency in Clifton on Valley Road.  Last year’s affair attracted four-hundred Nutley supporters.  Reservations for the dinner can be purchased for $45 per person from Dr. Steven Clarke (973-235-1515).  For further information, contact Dianne or David Wilson at 973-667-4690.


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