More than 120 guests attended the Irvington Chamber of Commerce 84th Police and Fire, Civic and Community Awards Dinner on Oct. 20 at Hanover Manor. The event honored members of the Irvington Police and Fire departments for their courage and bravery in the face of danger. Our new Council President Jamillah Z Beasley received the coveted Civic Award for her commitment to supporting Irvington Businesses. The Community Service Award goes to Rev. H. Grady James III as Pastor of First Bethel Baptist Church for 25 years.
President Roscoe Coleman expressed his Thanks to the Chamber:
Reflecting on the Irvington Chamber of Commerce 84th Police and Fire, Civic and Community Awards Dinner, I am filled with gratitude for all of the participants that rallied within the short time of 6 weeks to make this another successful event. From the nominating of the recipients, hiring the DJ and photographer, obtaining the proclamations, inviting the extraordinary students, filling the gift bags to finding a last-minute Host, we still got the work done.
At this time, I want to THANK YOU ALL for your work. Alison Bryant for spearheading the event, Mike Roesch for printing the Journals and Awards, Tom Panitch for his unwavering support, Lanise Green for organizing, the entire Board, Firsteam Management and all the businesses and organizations who bought ads and tickets to support the mission of doing business in Irvington.
A Special Thank You to our Mayor Tony Vauss for his attendance along with our State Senator Renee Burgess, your presence is highly appreciated. To our Newly Appointed Council President, Jamillah Beasley, for accepting the Civic Award and continued support of making businesses viable in Irvington.
I am proud to lead this Chamber of Commerce and looking forward to even more positive changes ahead.
President of Irvington Chamber of Commerce