Trustees name co-Citizens

BROOKFIELD – Trustees have named co-”Citizens of the Year” for 2016, selecting community members Patty Baker and Judy Puskar for their service and dedication to the township.

Trustee Chairman Dion Magestro said this is the second year for the citizen award.

“A lot of thought goes into this. We wanted to recognize the people in the community who go out of their way and go beyond the call of duty to bring community pride back, ” Magestro said.

Trustee Gary Lees said Baker and Puskar do a lot of volunteer work to benefit Brookfield especially the village center green.

“Too often many people are to busy with their own lives, and don’t do volunteer work. Patty and Judy have proven there are those who still volunteer out there helping their communities,” Lees said.

He said President John F. Kennedy had said Americans should do whatever they can for country, families, neighbors and the communities they call home.

”Judy and Patty have set examples for both the youth and and adults of the town. They are perfect examples of volunteering. Others should follow in their footsteps,” Lees said.

Puskar and Baker are active with the Brookfield Historic Preservation District and will be part of activities for the annual Summerfest Aug. 12 and 13 on the Green.

Trustee Ron Haun said despite busy schedules the two take time to give back to the township.

“For Brookfield, the green has never looked so nice,” Magestro said.

Puskar and Baker said they are proud to be in Brookfield and noted others in the community have also worked to make the green and center look nice through their efforts.

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