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On Monday, May 13, 2019, former Mayor and Township Committeeman Sal Iannaccone received the prestigious 4th Annual “Cissy Laureys” award from Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi during a ceremony at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Sal was honored for his compassion, dedication and service to the Township’s older Americans and physically challenged citizens. Since his retirement as an elected official at the end of 1999, Sal has devoted all of his energies and talents in working with the ARC of Morris County and the Allegro School in designing and building several group homes in the Township. In fact, he is currently working on another group home project in cooperation with the Allegro School.
Sal has an impressive track record as an elected official and community volunteer spanning 55 years of dedicated service to the residents of Hanover Township. This World War II Marine Corps Veteran served on the Township Committee from 1964 through 1999 during which time he served as Mayor for 17 years. He also served on the Planning Board for 46 years and 10 years as a member of the Hanover Sewerage Authority. Since 2003, Sal has represented Hanover Township as a member of the Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority. Sal also served for many years as a member of the St. Clare’s Hospital Board of Trustees. A wing of the hospital is named in his honor.
Currently, Sal serves on the Township’s Environmental Commission and Green Team. He was a founding member and first Chairman of the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee.