ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was presented with the 2017 Outstanding Woman in Municipal Government Award at the League of Municipalities convention in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Mayor Mahr was one of five women honored at the Women in Municipal Government Committee’s awards dinner for her continuous leadership and dedication towards promoting positive growth in Fanwood.

The Women in Municipal Government Committee  was created in 2007 as an outgrowth of the New Jersey Association of Elected Women Officials. The committee promotes professional development for women officials, and its primary goals are to encourage the active involvement and full participation of women in municipal government through professional development, networking seminars, and other programs. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.