Awards & Accomplishments

Be proud of your community! Middletown Township, its staff and its volunteers consistently receive local, regional and state and national awards for outstanding programs and service. Take a look at our growing list of awards, and noteworthy accomplishments.

  1. 2015
  2. 2010 - 2014
  3. 2008 - 2009
  4. 2000 - 2004
  5. 2007
  6. 2006
  7. 2005


  • Asbury Park Press Readers Choice Awards for having the best Library and Fire Department in Monmouth County
  • NJSACOP Accredited Chief/Executive Director Certification awarded to Police Chief R. Craig Weber
  • Monmouth County Education Association Friends of Education Award - MAC Director Maggie O'Brien
  • Middletown Township Committee Distinguished Citizen Award - Tom Garretson
  • Middletown Township Committee Distinguished Citizen Award - Tony Panzica


  • Bayshore Village which was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy gets federally backed funding for redevelopment
  • NJ American Water Grant to Poricy Park for the Murray Pond Embankment Stabilization Project
  • NJ Preservation Office Grant to develop preservation plan for Murray Farmhouse
  • Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Grant for the Summer Inclusion Camp
  • Energy Allocation Grant for Emergency Generators
  • State Grant to Augment Code Enforcement and Building Inspections for Sandy Damaged Properties

Life Saving Awards (presented by the Township Committee)

  • Matt Deickmann and Chuck James were recognized for their efforts to help a man who was critically injured in a motor cycle accident. The duo provided critical first aid to the man before an ambulance arrived. 
  • First Aid members Jack Hueston and Roy Williams for rescuing a teenage girl from the icy waters of Sandy Hook Bay on February 17, 2015.
  • Fire Marshall Buddy Skelly and Police Officer Nick Caprio for their role in an rescuing father and son from a capsized kayak in the Raritan Bay


  • Mayor's Food Basket donates more than 3 tons to Middletown Food Pantry
  • Middletown’s crime rate dropped to its lowest level in more than 25 years, according to available records dating back to 1989.
  • Fallen Veteran Commemorative Street Sign program launched by Veterans Affairs Committee; about 30 signs installed this year.

Noteworthy Accomplishments 

  • HS South Softball Team win state championship
  • HS South Girls Basketball win state championship
  • HS North Hockey win school's first state championship
  • Middletowner & Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman Trevor van Reimsdyk Win the Stanley Cup
  • Middletown Township Fire Company No. 1 member Stanley J. Midose - 59 years of service, Thorton Ryder - 53 years of service and Richard Cadman -52 years of service. 
  • HS South Football Team win state championship
  • Middletown Soccer U13 Girls Team Win NJYSA Presidents Cup
  • Eagle Scout Christian DeSanctis of Troop 32 installs Little Free Libraries at Township facilities
  • Anniversary Plaza dedicated to mark the spot where the Middletown 350 time capsule is located
  • New website launched