Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia was honored for her decades of service during a recent town board meeting.
Raia received a proclamation during the board meeting on May 1. Each year, the Town of Huntington recognizes Raia’s work and that of all town or municipal clerks during International Municipal Clerks Week.
Raia has served in the post since 1982. She is Huntington’s longest-serving town clerk.
Raia thanked the Town Board and encouraged residents to view a Town Hall exhibit honoring Huntington’s 12 fire departments and two rescue squads.
“Our residents volunteer their services to protect the rest of us. They miss family dinners and events when called to a fire or person who needs medical assistance,” she said.
The exhibit displays numerous artifacts and pictures detailing the nearly 175 years the volunteers from the fire departments and rescue squads have served and protected the Town of Huntington.
The exhibit is titled “Lest We Forget Those Who Preserve Life and Property – Honoring the Town of Huntington Fire Departments and Ambulance Squads” and will remain on display until December.
The town clerk’s office has presented an exhibit to celebrate Municipal Clerks Week since 2003.
In the photo (r-l): Councilwoman Joan Cergol, Councilman Eugene Cook, Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia, Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and Councilman Edmund J.M. Smyth)