The Nutley Board of Commissioners on Monday night said thank you to the township's public health nurse for 10 years of service, while officially recognizing the 2013 Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade dignitaries.
Margaret "Peggy" Brodowski thanked the board and her colleagues, saying, "I consider myself lucky to have been able to live and work in such a wonderful township."
Commissioner Thomas Evans, after a proclamation thanking Brodowski was read, joked, "And also, my flu shot didn't hurt too much."
Her service was called "above and beyond the call of duty" in the proclamation.
Commissioner Steve Rogers joked about how Brodowski began checking his blood pressure after he became a board member last May.
"And she made sure I got some medicine as my blood pressure kept rising," Rogers said with a laugh.
The proclamation states, "Peggy had dedicated much of her personal and professional time to educating the public abou the importance of food allergy awareness, as well as providing comfort and outreach to families of Alzheimer's patients."
Officials said that Brodowski has earned the respect of all who her knew her, and that her dedication and commitment to Nutley set standards they strive to achieve.
Brodowski resigned her position Jan. 18 to become director of nursing in the office of the Montclair Health Department.
Commissioner Joseph Scarpelli pointed out that Nutley shares services with Montclair, "so we will still see you."
Another presentation made was welcoming the four St. Patrick's Day Parade dignataries, including John Kelly as grand marshal, Seamus Burke as deputy grand marshal, Steve Tucholski as the Irish association's member of the year, and Alicia Bennett as 2013 parade queen.