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District Communications Officer Named 2018 Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award Winner

In 2018 Susan Marinello accepted two communications awards from NJSPRA. On Mar. 9 she will receive the Public Service Award.

Susan Marinello, District Communications Officer for Montville Township Public Schools has been named the recipient for the 2018 Montville Township Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award. Marinello also accepted two state-wide awards for public relations and communications in 2018. Both were awarded by the Lori Perlow, President of New Jersey School Public Relations Association [NJSPRA]. 

Eight Honorees to Receive Chamber of Commerce Awards on March 9

Montville Township Public Schools' District Communications Officer, Susan Marinello has be named the winner of the 2018 Public Service Award by the Montville Township Chamber of Commerce. Marinello is one of eight honorees who will receive awards at the Chamber's 56th Annual Awards banquet on Saturday, March 9, from 6 pm - 11 pm at the Lake Valhalla Club in Montville. 

The full roster of 2018 Montville Township Chamber of Commerce Award Recipients is:

  • CITIZENS OF THE YEAR: Margaret Lam & David Yen
  • BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: Boiling Springs Savings Bank
  • ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: St. Pius X Knights of Columbus
  • PUBLIC SAFETY AWARD: Patrolman Alexander Yang
  • PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD: Susan Marinello
  • GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD: Towaco Transit Village
  • SILVER SERVICE AWARD: Dr. Jack Dang

Marinello was named for her work in communications since 2014 as the first District Communications Officer in the Montville Township Public Schools. Since her arrival the district has launched the use of social media platforms for sharing district information and news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube; helped to launch more consistent e-mail communications through monthly newsletters; increased media coverage of the district's outstanding programs and innovative classroom instruction; coordinated the district's logo and motto initiatives; and is currently working with the committee charged with updating the district's website. Also in 2018 the Montville Township Public Schools received two state-wide New Jersey School Public Relations Association [NJSPRA] Communications Awards: The Montville Township District was awarded 1st Place for Marketing, Branding, Image, and 2nd Place for Special Interest Publication.

 

Marinello, a part-time employee in the Montville Township Public Schools district, is also a former Montville Township Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year for 2005.

Superintendent Dr. René Rovtar recently Tweeted about the 2018 Chamber of Commerce Public Service Award: "Congratulations to @MontvilleTwpSch 's own Susan Marinello! We are so proud of the work you do and this award is richly deserved!"

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The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce's 56th Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 6 pm - 11 pm at the Lake Valhalla Club, 13 Vista Road in Montville. Seating is by advance reservations. Tickets are $85 and includes hors d'oeurves and dinner. Payment is due on or before February 23, 2019. Payment can be made via check to: Montville Township Chamber of Commerce, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045. For more information contact info@montvillechamber.org or visit the Awards Banquet Page at www.montvillechamber.org