Clerk retires after 30 years in Township Hall

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Retired township clerk Wanda Gaglione, left, with new municipal clerk Barbara Young, new deputy municipal clerk Joanne Herron, and Janet McBride. Retired township clerk Wanda Gaglione, left, with new municipal clerk Barbara Young, new deputy municipal clerk Joanne Herron, and Janet McBride.

UPPER TOWNSHIP – Township clerk Wanda Gaglione retired Friday, Nov. 31 after 30 years at Township Hall.

 

Officials here congratulated Gaglione at her last township committee meeting, Monday, Nov. 26. She has served as Upper Township municipal clerk for more than 10 years.

“We will miss her very much,” said Mayor Richard Palombo. “She positively affected the lives of a lot of residents.”

Palombo said Gaglione had served with dignity, grace, compassion and humor.

Before becoming clerk, Gaglione was township personnel officer. She also served as the board secretary for the planning and zoning boards.

Gaglione announced her retirement in October. In a letter to The Gazette at the time, she called the decision bittersweet. She said she had worked in Upper Township “long enough to see the township change from a little country town to a major force in the county and more importantly a power to be taken seriously in Trenton.”

Committeeman Ed Barr thanked Gaglione for her help getting him acclimated during his first year on township committee. Barr was appointed to fill Kristine Gabor’s term in February. He was recently elected in his own right in November.

“Thanks for the guidance since I started,” he said. “You’ll be sorely missed.”

Committeemen Curtis Corson Jr., Tony Inserra and Jay Newman also offered their congratulations to Gaglione on her retirement. Chief finance officer Barbara Spiegel thanked Gaglione for her support when she started in the clerk’s office. Solicitor Dan Young thanked her for all her work for the township.

Deputy municipal clerk Barbara Young was sworn in to a three-year term as municipal clerk on Friday, Nov. 30. Township committee’s Monday, Dec. 3 meeting was her first official meeting as the new clerk.

 


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