12/14/16 *Photo by Carolyn Maxwell
PERTH AMBOY – Council President Lisa Nanton poses for a photo at the end of her last Regular Council Meeting. Nanton chose not to run for re-election after serving one four-year term in the Council. She was elected Council President in 2014. Nanton became emotional when she started to talk about her term as a Councilwoman and the ties she made with each Council Member. She also had final thoughts on the role of a Council Member. “It’s a 24/7 job. There are no cameras rolling and the public comes knocking on our door. We do everything without having an office or a staff. It’s because we care about the City. The Council are unsung heroes. I have mixed emotions about leaving.” (L to R) City Clerk Elaine Jasko, Councilman Bill Petrick, Councilman Joel Pabon, Council President Lisa Nanton, Councilman Fernando Irizarry, Councilman Fernando Gonzalez, B.A. Adam Cruz, Acting Law Director Louis Rainone.