Each year, the Greater Monmouth County Chamber of Commerce issues its Circle of Excellence awards. These prestigious awards can be given in six (6) categories to honor contributions to the development of excellence in Greater Monmouth County through service, leadership and achievement. One of the categories is Public Service. This Award is presented for outstanding service in the year of consideration and/or for accumulated years of service and may be given to a person or an organization. This category could include but is not limited to: a police department, fire department, first aid squad, school, library, elected/appointed official. For 2014, the Chamber selected MONOC to receive the Public Service Circle of Excellence award. MONOC, along with the honorees of the other Circle of Excellence award categories, were recognized on June 5th at a dinner ceremony at the Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, New Jersey. I was proud to accept the award on behalf of MONOC, our team members, management and support staff, as well as our Board of Trustees. We are humbled to stand with several other outstanding organizations and individuals, who have dedicated themselves to serving others in need.