2019 Law and Order Awards

November 12, 2019

On Friday, November 8th, 2019, seven City of Ferndale employees and volunteers were honored at the Ferndale Elks’ awards banquet. Law and Order Night, a longstanding Elks’ annual event, recognizes and thanks those individuals for their distinguished service to the City of Ferndale.  

Elks club members provided outstanding food and service to the City staff, volunteers, and award winners’ family members. We would also like to shout-out the greet emcee, fellow Elks member, and community leader, Oscar Renault!  

Congratulations to this year’s honorees, and thank you to the Elks Club for hosting another successful event!  

Pictured below are the individuals that were recognized:  
Court Employee of the Year: Probation Officer Ilyssa Beltzman (right)
Presented by Judge Joseph Longo

DPW Employee of the Year: Zachary Hreha (right)
Presented by DPW Deputy Director Dan Antosik

City Hall Worker of the Year: Inspector Colin Moran (left)
Presented by Community and Economic Development Director Jordan Twardy

Firefighter of the Year (chosen by his staff and peers): Sgt. Dennis Barr (right)
Presented by Fire Chief Jack Pesha

Police Officer of the Year (nominated by four lieutenants): Officer Jacob Fields (right)
Presented by Chief Vincent Palazzolo

Senior Citizen of the Year: Kathy Stuart (right)
Presented by Ferndale Seniors Group President Jeannie Davis

Citizen of the Year: Gerald Brisson of Gleaners Food Bank (right)
Presented by Mayor Dan Martin


Reilly Coleman

Communications Assistant