mc vol year award

PHOTO: Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented a certificate to Stephanie Zielaznicki for being chosen to receive the W. Cary Edwards Award as New Jersey Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year from the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA). Pictured left to right: Freeholder Gary J. Rich, Sr., Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Stephanie Zielaznicki,  Freeholder John P. Curley, Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso.

Holmdel resident named Volunteer of the Year by Governor’s Council 

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored Holmdel resident Stephanie Zielaznicki for being chosen to receive the W. Cary Edwards Award as New Jersey Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year from the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA).

“The Municipal Alliance volunteers work tirelessly to engage their community inefforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the County’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. “It is great to see GCADA honor these volunteers and even more outstanding when the Volunteer of the Year is a Monmouth County resident.”

Municipal Alliances are established by municipal ordinance and engage residents, local government and law enforcement officials, schools, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, parents, youth and other allies in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in communities throughout New Jersey.

“Stephanie has served as an Alliance volunteer in Holmdel for more than 15 years,” said Deputy Director Serena DiMaso. “During that time, she has served as Municipal Alliance Chairperson, implemented the community Red Ribbon Campaign and acted as Alliance liaison to local religious communities.”

Stephanie was chosen for this honor from among New Jersey’s 21 County Alliance Volunteers of the Year. The 400 New Jersey Municipal Alliances to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse serves 530 municipalities and is the largest network of anti-drug coalitions in the nation.