New Brunswick's Valenti Honored at her Final Board of Chosen Freeholders Meeting
Middlesex County Freeholder Blanquita Valenti (holding placque) was celebrated last night by her fellow Freeholders, other elected officials and family members.
A passionate advocate. A determined public servant. A devoted teacher. A mentor and a friend. Just a few of the well-deserved accolades used to describe retiring Middlesex County Freeholder and New Brunswick resident Blanquita Valenti at her final Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting last night. The larger-than-normal crowd in attendance at the Middlesex County Administration on Bayard Street in New Brunswick was made up of friends, family members and fellow elected officials who gathered to wish Ms. Valenti well in her retirement.
New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill was among the officials who touted the many accomplishments of Freeholder Valenti, including her service to New Brunswick as a member of the city council. Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker presented a proclamation on behalf of the State of New Jersey, which was signed by every current member of the State Legislature. Each County Freeholder then spoke about the positive impact Ms. Valenti has had on their political and personal lives.
The recipient of numerous community recognition awards for her decades of public service, Freeholder Valenti leaves office as the Chair of the Community Services Committee. She has served on dozens of boards over her career and was a longtime high school Spanish teacher.