Show DPW Crews Some Love This Valentine’s Day: Rep. Mikie Sherrill

“Public works employees are the unsung heroes in townships and boroughs throughout NJ-11,” the congresswoman said.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — It’s time to show your local DPW employees some love this Valentine’s Day, according to Rep. Mikie Sherrill.

The congresswoman recently announced the launch of her Valentines for Public Works Departments” campaign.

As part of the program, Sherrill and her staff are inviting residents in the state’s 11th Congressional District to mail or drop off Valentine’s Day cards for Public Works Department employees at her office at 357 South Livingston Avenue, Suite 201, in Livingston. Cards submitted in envelopes should not be sealed or closed unless mailed to Sherrill’s office.

Sherrill will be collecting cards until Friday, Feb. 9. At that point, they’ll be forwarded to Departments of Public Works throughout the district for the Valentine’s Day holiday.

The entire district owes their local DPW crews some big thanks, Sherrill said:

“What do Departments of Public Works do? They help maintain our local infrastructure, such as roads, storm drains, and parks. When a storm comes through our area, they are working alongside our first responders to clear hazards and address any damages. During big snow storms, they are out salting and plowing the roads to keep us safe – in Madison alone they estimate that their DPW plows 350 miles during an average snowstorm!”

This program is part of a series of community appreciation initiatives by Sherrill and her team, such as “Thanksgiving Thank-Yous for Veterans” which resulted in over 6,800 thank you notes delivered to veterans from the community last year as well as 6,000 cards for her “Valentines for Seniors” program. 

“Over the past few years, my office and I have encouraged NJ-11 residents to take the time to show appreciation for members of our community, such as veterans, health care providers and seniors, with Valentine’s Day cards,” Sherrill said.

“This year we are dedicating our Valentine’s program to the public servants within Departments of Public Works, who work tirelessly all year, especially to help our communities recover from recent flooding events,” Sherrill continued.

“Public works employees are the unsung heroes in townships and boroughs throughout NJ-11 and we ask residents, especially students, to participate in this program,” she said.

For more information, contact (973) 526-5668.

The 11th District includes the following municipalities:

  • Essex – Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair (part), North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, South Orange, West Caldwell 
  • Morris – Boonton, Boonton Township, Butler, Chatham, Chatham Township, Denville, Dover, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Madison, Mendham Twp (part), Montville, Morris Plains, Morris Township, Morristown Town, Mountain Lakes, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Pequannock, Randolph, Riverdale, Rockaway, Rockaway Township, Victory Gardens 
  • Passaic – Little Falls, Totowa, Wayne (part), Woodland Park

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