(Copied from May 17, 2017, edition of Cameron County Echo) Emporium Borough Mayor, Bruno Carnovale, and current Borough Council President Luann Reed were both honored at a recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Borough Association for their service to the community.
Carnovale has served as a borough official for more than 50 years, first as a council person for 18 years, then as Civil Service Chairperson for the Emporium Borough Police Department for four years, and most recently, as Mayor for the past 28 years, beginning in 1988.
Council member Randy Frey nominated Carnovale for the Mayor of the Year Award, and included a wealth of information to qualify him for this award.
Carnovale is also a certified electrician, having worked with Sylvania Electronics in Emporium in his private life. He has donated much of his time outside of his position as mayor to help install, maintain and program various electrical components, such as new lights and sirens for the fire department, upgrading items at the borough offices and police department, and setting up the newly-formed Mountaineer Search and Rescue organization with electronics and communication equipment and set-up of their command center.
“Bruno Carnovale is a leader and he loves his community and those who reside in the Emporium Borough. At age 90, he is still committed to giving 110% to the community and its constituents,” Frey wrote. “I am recommending Mayor Bruno A Carnovale of the Emporium Borough for ‘The Distinguished Service Award,’ because his unselfish commitments to our borough, surrounding municipalities and other organizations such as the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance, Search and Rescue and many other organizations and events. He is a true inspiration and leader of our community.”
Luann Reed has served as a borough council member for the past 15 years, having won the seat in 2002. Her nomination was entered by Borough Manager, Don Reed, who carefully detailed her accomplishments over her decade-and-a-half of service to the borough.
“We strongly feel she meets the basis of the award; she is truly an individual who performs distinguished, meritorious and exceptionally outstanding service to the citizens of her borough,” said Don Reed. “She has promoted better borough government, and through her involvement as a council person, Council president, member of the Cameron County Conservation District (CCCD), member of the Penn State/Cameron County Extension program, American Legion Auxiliary Treasurer and full-time employee of our local bank, she continues to serve as an active member of the Emporium Fire Department/Fire Police, while actively running their farm with her husband, Jeff.”
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