WEST ORANGE, NJ - John McElroy, owner of Select Towing Service and Repair in West Orange, was recognized by the West Orange Township Council at the March 25 meeting for 30 years of service to the community.

Council President Sue McCartney read a proclamation recognizing McElroy for 30 years of service with Select Towing, a business he began with his wife Renee, who passed away several years ago.

Select Towing was recognized in 2010 as the only "green" repair shop in Essex County through New Jersey Green Auto Repair Program (NJGARP), and continues to be the only green repair shop in Essex County.

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In addition to owning and operating Select Towing and Repair, McElroy is active in the West Orange community, having served on its zoning board, and most recently, as Chairman of the Downtown West Orange Alliance.

McElroy was pleased to receive the award as friends, neighbors, and members of the Downtown West Orange Alliance came out in support.