TRENTON, NJ - Carolann Garafola, who does double duty as executive director of Mt. Bethel Village and mayor of Warren Township, was inducted this week into the Elected Officials Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Trenton on Wednesday.
Garafola has been an elected official in Warren for 21 years as both mayor and committee member. This is her eighth term as an elected official and her sixth as mayor.
The Hall of Fame is a creation of the New Jersey League of Municipalities, which supports mayors and other elected officials across the state. The honor is reserved for elected leaders who have served for 20 years or more.
Garafola has spent her career as an educator of people with developmental disabilities. As Executive Director of Mt. Bethel Village, she is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the residential and day programs, both of which are designed to maximize the independence and promote fun and safety among adults with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and those who need other supports.
“It’s been my honor and pleasure to serve the people of Warren while continuing my career serving a population with special needs,” Garafola said. “Warren is a wonderful place to live and work and I’ve been fortunate to be able to do both here.”