The Wyckoff community, and the state, have honored the township's administrator for his thus-far 30-year career of what they called “exemplary public service.”
Administrator Bob Shannon was honored by the Township Committee at a recent meeting and with a joint legislative resolution from the State Senate and Assembly recognizing his “distinguished record of service and leadership,” township officials said.
Shannon is no stranger to accolades for his work. Last year, he was named the 2013 New Jersey Municipal Management Association's Manager of the Year. In 2002, the organization honored him with its career development award. Throughout his career, Shannon has also picked up the Dana Hannon Distinguished Service Award from the Wyckoff Fire Department, and the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Wyckoff YMCA, among others.
In addition to his work as a manager, Shannon has a long history of volunteering in the township, including 15 years with the Fire Department. Shannon is a Wyckoff Chamber of Commerce board member, member of the Wyckoff-Midland Park Rotary, and is a founding member of the Wyckoff Education Foundation.
Shannon is also an adjunct professor at Rutgers.
In their proclamation honoring Shannon, Senator Kevin O'Toole and Assemblymen David Russo and Scott Rumana said “the people of the State of New Jersey are genuinely indebted to hard-working and inspiring citizens, personified by Robert J. Shannon, Jr.”