Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Morris County Freeholder Margaret Nordstrom was one of six women honored March 30 by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement, which teamed up to celebrate Women’s History Month.

“We at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office are proud to honor these phenomenal women who make Morris County a better place to live,” said Prosecutor Robert Bianchi. “These women have been of great assistance to this office and are recognized for their contributions to the law enforcement community as a whole.”

Nordstrom said the celebration is important because it provides clear examples of true leaders to young women. “I honored the women whose shoulders I stood on,” Nordstrom said. “I hope I can help and inspire the next generation of female leaders. Public service needs more women.”

Also honored were Patty Sly, the executive director of the Jersey Battered Women’s Services; Twannah Ellington, assistant director of Drew University’s Educational Opportunity Scholars Program; Chief Carol Ackerman of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office; Gloria Sullivan, captain of the Morris County Park Police; and Chief Karen Sullivan of the Interlaken Police Department and president of the New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement.