30th Annual Mayor's Gala

The 30th annual Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala will be held on Sunday, October 4 at Scotch Plains Day on Park Ave. and the Alan Augustine Village Green. This year the Gala will once again honor a male and female volunteer of the year in addition to a volunteer organization of the year. Nominations are now open and everyone is encouraged to nominate a special person or organization to be honored at the Gala. The only requirement is that the volunteer work must be done in Scotch Plains.


Nomination forms may be dowloaded below. Forms should be submitted before August 31. If you have any questions, you may reach out to DJ Salvante, Director of Parks and Recreation at djsalvante@scotchplainsnj.com.

Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form

Organization of the Year Nomination Form

Council Presents 2019 Mayor's Gala Volunteers of the Year with Checks to Charities of Their Choice

Mayor Al Smith presented the recipients of the Volunteer of the Year at the 29th Scotch Plains Mayor's Gala (December 6, 2019) with $5,000 checks to the charities of their choice at Tuesday evening's Council Business Meeting. 

  • Female Volunteer of the Year: Kelly Price   
  • Male Volunteer of the Year: Jim Checchio   
  • Volunteer Organization of the Year: Patrick’s Downtown Race to Summer Committee

In addition, the Scotch Plains Municipal Alliance received $1,000 towards their programming. MAC is an organization that is dedicated to providing substance abuse prevention programs, activities, and education in the communities of Scotch Plains and Fanwood.


Congratulations to all 2019 honorees and thank you to everyone who supported the event!  We are looking forward to another spectacular year as we plan for the 30th Mayor’s Gala  on December 4, 2020. 


If you would like to volunteer to be on the committee, please contact Margaret Heisey at mheisey@scotchpainsnj.com or call 908-322-6700 ext. 314.


Photo Credits: John Mooney, Publisher at TAPintoSPF.net.

2019 Mayor's Gala Photos

Click here to view all of the photos from the evening's Mayor's Gala via the Township's Facebook photo album.

Past Honorees

Dating back to 1991, the Mayor's Gala has recognized the Township's leading volunteers. Click here to view the list. 

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