Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Awards Dinner

Bob Nolan (l), VNNA senior advisor and Bernadette Ferrara, VNNA president, honored Councilman Torres (c) with an ‘Outstanding Leadership Award’.
Photo by Jehovy Santiago

In keeping with tradition, the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance toasted exemplary community leaders during its annual dinner on Friday, June 3 at 900 Morris Park Avenue. This year’s outstanding honorees included Councilman Ritchie Torres; Van Nest Assembly of God pastors David and Mary Hernquist and Shradhanand Pirtam, Community Board 11 member and former VNNA president. Proclamations from Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. were presented to Shradhanand Pirtam and Bob Nolan, VNNA senior advisor, in recognition of their extensive service to the community.

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