CB 5’s Carmen Cruz Celebrates Retirement

Salsa Catering’s Daniel Garcia (4th from l) proudly accepted an award (l-r) from board members (l-r) Susan Watts, Ada Patterson, Lois Belin, Louella Hatch, Allie Graham and Cleo Boyd.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Community Board 5 hosted a retirement party on Friday, February 24 for its principal administrative assistant Carmen Cruz who served the board for 35 years.

Carmen Cruz (c) was presented a NYS Assembly Citation by Assemblyman Victor Pichardo and Louella Hatch.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Cruz was honored in a ceremony by her CB 5 peers, 46th Precinct police officers, Councilman Ritchie Torres and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo at St. Simon Stock School’s gymnasium.

(back, l-r) The 46th Precinct’s lieutenant Samuel Ravelo; police officer Anthony Fiol; police officer Yupa; police officer Vega; retired detective Warren Thompson; police officer Vassallo and inspector Philip Rivera, commanding officer, honored Cruz (front, c) for her community service.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Josephine Pabon (c) graciously accepted her award from Lois Belin (l) and Allie Burgess Graham.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Allie Burgess Graham (l) and Louella Hatch (r) gave Carmen Cruz a beautiful bouquet.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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