On May 3, 2013, Babylon Town Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon was honored by the Town of Babylon City Employees Union Local 237 as a “Hometown Hero” for her accomplishments and service both here and abroad. The ceremony was held at Martin A. Kessler VFW Post 2912 in Wheatley Heights, where Councilwoman Gordon is a member. Several other local officials attended the event to show their appreciation for Councilwoman Gordon, including Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilman Tom Donnelly, and Town Clerk Carol Quirk.
Councilwoman Gordon is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves, where she has served proudly since 1984. In her nearly three decades of service, Councilwoman Gordon has been deployed to Germany as part of Operation Desert Storm, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and most recently to Afghanistan in 2012. As a member of the Town Board, Councilwoman Gordon serves as the chairperson for the Town’s Veterans Advisory Committee and organizes the Wounded Warrior Ride to help support injured service members.
In addition to her military service and her role on the Town Board, Councilwoman Gordon works as a guidance counselor at Wilson Technical Center in Huntington and is also involved in numerous community organizations including the Parent Leadership Initiative of the Town of Babylon, the Reserve Officers Association, Women for Women International, the Western Suffolk Counselor’s Association, and the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County.
Pictured are Deputy Supervisor Martinez; Local 237 Chapter Chairman Robert Verch; Juan Leon of Congressman Steve Israel’s office; Teamsters Union Local 237 Vice President Rich Hendershot; Town Clerk Carol Quirk; Councilwoman Gordon; Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory; Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency Director Tom Ronayne; Councilman Donnelly; and Supervisor Schaffer.
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