SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Marian Glenn and Beth Lovejoy have each been named City of Summit 'Volunteer of the Year Award' recipients. Glenn and Lovejoy received their respective honors from Summit Common Council President Marjorie Fox and Mayor Nora Radest at the January 21 Summit Common Council meeting.
Glenn and Beth Lovejoy are both past chairs and longtime members of the Summit Environmental Commission. Their legacy includes Summit’s Sustainable Jersey awards and an energy audits program for residents.
The pair of Hilltop City residents are the second recipients of a City-awarded volunteer honor, with Tom O'Rourke being named as the inaugural recipieof what was then called the 'Outstanding Volunteer Service Award' in January 2018. There was no honoree announced in 2019 and, on March 5 of last year, the Common Council passed a resolution establishing criteria and process for the 'Volunteer of the Year Award'.
Per that resolution, the Award is presented to a Summit resident(s) "who have made significant contributions through their time, actions and dedications outside any volunteer work done for an employer." The Mayor, a Member of Council, or any Summit resident may nominate any fellow Summit resident who meets the eligibility requirements.
All nominations are to be submitted to the City Clerk's office no later than October 1 each year.