Sunday, April 21, 2024

Blairstown Township Committee Member Honored at Final Meeting

Giovanna Joanne VanValkenburg attended her final meeting as a Blairstown Township Committee member on December 28 and received the Service Recognition Award for her years of service to the township.

“We will miss our watchdog,” stated Mayor Robert Moorhead.

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Alex Tironi, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

A recent graduate of George Mason University in Virginia, Alex pursued a degree in journalism with a double minor in American Sign Language and nonprofit studies. She worked as assistant news editor to the Fourth Estate, the university newspaper where she reported on many things but mostly focused on campus crime and PD activity. While working for a nonprofit called the Borgen Project, she wrote about global health and poverty in third-world nations. Alex recently finished an internship writing and editing for a business consulting company in NY. Growing up in the area, she has always been active in her community and brings the same intention as a contributing writer for the Ridge View Echo.