Ethical Award To Weinberg
BY LINDA BERBERIAN Of the Suburbanite
(From: The Suberbanite, June 10, 1998, p. 8)
TEANECK - People rarely hear of politicians or public officials being recognized for their honest and ethical practices.
However, members of the Ethical Culture Society said they noticed the uniqueness of a political official here.
Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg has been chosen as the recipient for the Ethical Culture Society's Ethical Recognition Award for her continued efforts toward improving intergroup and community relations. For years Weinberg has been personally involved in grass roots programs to bring residents here closer together.
The award was presented to her during the Society's Annual Officers Installation Dinner June 6 in the Society building on Larch Avenue.
The award is presented yearly to a member of the community who has shown ideals of the Society through public service.
"She exemplifies elements that this award stands for in that she shows ethical leadership in the way she handles working with our community, " Barbara Griffin, a member of the Society's public relations board said. "Her personal involvement has always illustrated fairness and concern for her constituency."
Weinberg has supported many community organizations such as The Partnership Fund for Teaneck, Shelter Our Sisters and a new organization which has not yet been formalized called the Coalition in Formation sponsored by the Partnership Fund. The Coalition is a pro-active, broad-based group effort working to enhance inter-group relationships.
Griffin said this year's awards recipient shows that it is possible for a political official to bring positive qualities into a community.
Other recipients for the award have been Eli Schaap, a township resident and resident of the Partnership fund, Nancy Wood of the Inter-religious Fellowship, Elaine Brown, former director of Infanteen Center in Englewood as well as Dr. Leo Thorne, chairman of multicultural affairs at Fairleign Dickinson University and Rebecca Berman for her work in bringing humanitarian support to the people of Guatemala.