In the early days of the pandemic, the community gained a newfound appreciation for the warriors working in the healthcare field. Additionally, the Middletown Township Police Department weathered an early outbreak within their ranks and worked through what has been one of the most difficult years in professional law enforcement, never missing a beat protecting the community. The fire and emergency management team stepped up to adapt to changing needs while simultaneously transitioning their department to handle daytime fire response, not to mention managing the longest emergency management event in history. These individuals selflessly risked their personal health in the name of serving their community.
Meanwhile, many of our office staff continued the essential work of municipal government from their living rooms for several months. It has been nothing short of extraordinary to watch municipal services continue to move forward in Middletown Township during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the hardest hit in our community were local businesses. Despite facing pandemic restrictions, our business community continued to innovate in an effort to keep their doors open and employees paid. Many of our local business leaders worked shoulder to shoulder with us to identify and meet the needs of the business community.
Even though 2020 brought a litany of new challenges to overcome, it confirmed to us all what we already knew: we live and work among some incredible people.
Stephanie Teoli Kuhls