GARWOOD, NJ -- Union County Freeholders Sergio Granados, Bette Jane Kowalski, Linda Carter, and Al Mirabella congratulated Scotch Plains Councilwoman Rose Checchio at the Union County Commission on the Status of Women’s 26th annual Union County Women of Excellence dinner in Garwood.

They were joined by New Jersey State Senator Nicholas P. Scutari, New Jersey State Senator Joe Cryan and Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi. Checchio was honored for excellence in Government.

The Commission on the Status of Women, sponsored by The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, each year honors women in different fields including education, health care, the arts, government, business, law, community service, technology, humanitarianism, public service, women’s advocacy and lifetime achievement. 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.