In presenting the awards at the IBID’s annual end of year gathering in December, President Steven T. Yglesias noted the personal ties to Newark and the Ironbound community of each award recipient and the importance of their contributions towards making the district a better place to live, to work and to visit. Councilman Augusto Amador, a 2008 Community Service Award winner, added that the IBID recognized the importance of partnerships necessary for the City’s continued revitalization and the recipients of this year’s awards are deserving of the honor.
“From protecting our community, to making our roads safer, to providing financial support necessary to keep the Ferry Street redevelopment project moving forward, each of these individuals has contributed to cooperative efforts in support of a shared vision for the city and the Ironbound,” concluded Seth A. Grossman, Ph.D., the IBID’s Executive Director.
Participating in the award ceremony were Ollyn J. Lettman, MPA, Director, Newark Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Jr., East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, Jack M. Nata, Acting Manager, Division of Traffic and Signals, City of Newark, Steven T. Yglesias, IBID President, Rafael Zabala, Assistant Director, Newark Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, and Seth A. Grossman Ph.D., IBID Executive Director.
East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador presented a plaque to Detective Michael Silva of the Newark Police Department along with IBID President Steven T. Yglesias.