The Rotary Club knows it, and honored a group of residents recently with their annual distinguished awards ceremony.
Gordon Meth has lived in Parsippany since 1996, when he immigrated from to the United States from Toronto, Ontario. In the 18 years since, Meth has served on the planning and zoning boards as a traffic consultant since 2000, and for the last five years as board engineer and traffic consultant. The married father of two joined the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany in 2005, serving the last three years as lieutenant governor of Kiwanis, overseeing 11 clubs in Morris and Somerset counties.
Meth has also served as a t-ball manager and intramural soccer coach. For these reasons and more, Meth was honored by the Rotary as its Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Meth wasn’t alone in being honored, either.
The Rotary named Matthew Santana as Outstanding Young Person in part because of his helping of a neighbor who battled cancer. Santana led a fundraising effort for his fellow Parsippany resident that brought in some $32,000 to help the family.
Dana Cavanaugh and Andrew Herrera were named Outstanding High School Students; Nicole Colello-Kim, Jeffrey Martens, Todd Ricker, and Barbara Miller were named Outstanding Educators during the event.