Plaque hung on wall inside county Agriculture Building
FREEHOLD, NJ – Freeholder Emeritus Ted Narozanick may be gone from the political scene, but one thing is certain: his work to make Monmouth County the great county it is will never be forgotten.
Today, his name is forever enshrined on the walls of another county building. This time it was the Monmouth County Agriculture Building, in honor of his work in providing a one-stop location for agriculture business in the county. A plaque bearing his name was unveiled yesterday.
“Had it not been for Ted Narozanick’s commitment to the farming community of
It was in the mid-1990s that the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service was forced to leave the space it rented on Court Street due to an issue over handicap accessibility. With nowhere to go, Narozanick conceived of a plan to house all agriculture-related businesses under one roof.
Freeholder Amy A. Mallet, Freeholder Director Robert D. Clifton, Freeholder Emeritus Ted Narozanick, Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone, Freeholder Deputy Director John P. Curley, and Freeholder-elect Gary Rich.
In the planning stages for many years, the
“Ted has long been associated with agriculture and it was his vision that led to the creation of this building,” Freeholder Lillian G. Burry said. “Ted is from Englishtown, and I don’t think he ever forgot where his roots were planted, because among his many accomplishments as a freeholder was the Open Space Trust Fund, which passed in 1989. Today, 16,000 acres are preserved as open space.”
Narozanick served on the Englishtown Board of Education, Borough Council and as mayor, and was
“Ted was an outstanding freeholder and a friend to every resident or group that came to him, and they knew they could count on him for help,” Freeholder Director Robert D. Clifton said. “Ted is associated with many good things in