Municipal officials recognized 11 employees in observance of the National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The city recognized:
- Audrey Cartright, an aide to mayor Andre Sayegh.
- Police officer Mayra Montanez.
- Hilda Perez, who works as program monitor at the health department.
- Awilda Torres, a senior account clerk at the Division of Revenue Collection.
- Margarita “Maggie” Vega, principal clerk at Planning and Zoning.
- Pedro Liranzo, chief taxi inspector.
- Assistant budget officer Lydia Rosario-Robles.
- Danilo E. Inoa, recreation supervisor.
- Deputy fire chief Pablo Del Valle.
- Coach Alfredo Serrano
- Adalberto Maldonado, laborer for public works.
Majority of the honorees have been serving the city for decades. Council president Maritza Davila described them as the city’s “unsung” heroes.
Honorees were picked by the mayor and council members.
Some of the honorees are trailblazers, who opened the doors for others.
For example, deputy chief Del Valle became the first firefighter of Hispanic descent to have attained the ranks of battalion chief and deputy chief at the fire department, according to municipal records.
The honorees were recognized in a ceremony held at the City Council chambers on Friday afternoon.