Senator Patrick Dignan and Sterley MP Stanley presented a plaque to former council member Michael Spadafin for his service in East Brunswick.
EAST BRANSWICK – On March 14, members of the East Brunswick City Council honored Michael Spadafin in memory of his eight years of service.
Council member Sharon Sullivan rose to the podium to present a resolution that officially recognized Spadafin’s tenure.
“Michael Spadafina served as an advisor to the township of East Brunswick from January 1, 2014 to January 10, 2022 and served as president of the council in 2018.
While serving in the community, Michael Spodafina served on the Recreation, Parks and Consulting Council, the Municipal Emergency Management, the East Brunswick Museum Corporation, the Cable Television and Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the Water Policy Advisory Committee, the Reconstruction and Planning Council. said Sullivan.
Following the resolution, Senator Patrick Dignan and Sterley MP Stanley presented Spadafin with a plaque.
Stanley, who is also a former council member in East Brunswick, then addressed Spadafin directly, saying his service shows how politicians should behave in society.
“The way Michael behaves is how we should all strive to behave as political leaders in our fields. Michael, you taught me how to be a gentleman in this world of politics, your example, the way you did everything, ”Stanley said.
Dignan said: “Excellent character and exceptional determination embodies what this gentleman is.”
After their remarks, Spadafin expressed his gratitude to his family, colleagues and residents for giving him the opportunity to serve in East Brunswick.
“I am very proud that they felt and saw that I have value and that I was a representative who represented only their interests, no matter which side of the aisle you stand on. … Thanks to the efforts of the people in this hall, especially those who are here now, the mayor, the council, I believe that we are moving to East Brunswick in a very positive direction. … I am leaving East Brunswick, but East Brunswick is not leaving me, that is who I am, ”Spadafina said.
Spadafina announced his resignation during a meeting on January 10, at which he stated: “This decision is very difficult for me, but it is very personal. I want to thank the people of East Brunswick for the trust and faith they have given me over the years as an elected official. ”
A resident of East Brunswick for over 50 years, Spadafin also served in the city as a chiropractor.