Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hoboken Mayor Gives Girl Scouts Executive Tour

The Jersey Journal reports that Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer welcomed some of the Mile Square City’s youngest residents to City Hall yesterday, giving them an executive tour and a little insight into how the mayor spends her day.

“What I love about this job every day is that things are different,” Zimmer, the first woman elected to the office of mayor in Hudson County, told some 25Girl Scout Daisies from Troop 12001.

The mayor discussed her accomplishments in the past year such as completing the sale of Hoboken University Medical Center and showed off the “Una Voce” award presented to her by the Italian American One Voice Coalition for her decision to deny filming permits for the “Jersey Shore” spinoff series now filming in neighboring Jersey City.

The scouts filled out letters that started out with, “What I love about living in Hoboken is...” and drew pictures to go along with the statement to hand personally to the mayor. Many of the letters featured pictures of playgrounds and trees, items popular among the age group of mostly 5- and 6-year-olds.

“I drew a picture of me and the mayor to give her because I liked meeting her and how she is helping the parks I like to play in,” said 5-year-old Sienna Mello, who attends Elysian Charter School.