All are welcome to tune in on December 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. as Greater Trenton broadcasts its 3rd Annual Caren Franzini Capital City Award Celebration honoring Anthony “Skip” Cimino, Executive Director of the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office and an instrumental leader in the conception and formation of Greater Trenton.

No ticket is necessary and there is no charge to watch the broadcast. Join Greater Trenton in congratulating Skip and acknowledging his many contributions to New Jersey’s Capital City and communities across the state. The streaming broadcast will be accessible for all to watch at promptly at 4 p.m. on December 8th. You can also watch by visiting

A longtime friend of Caren Franzini, Skip Cimino has dedicated his life’s work to improving communities in and around New Jersey’s State Capital. Through his countless roles from owner and operator of a family retail business to Mercer County Commissioner board president to New Jersey Assembly Representative from the 14th Legislative District, Cimino’s integrity, passion and kind nature has always been at the core of who he is. As an assemblyman, Skip introduced the nation’s first bicycle helmet law for children 14 years and younger, a lifesaving policy that is now used in 21 states.

An outstanding and deeply experienced corporate, community and political leader who shines as a committed advocate for Trenton’s revitalization, Cimino adds to a growing roster of outstanding individuals to receive the distinguished Caren Franzini Capital City Award including 2018 and 2019 award recipients Anthony R. Coscia, Esq., Partner at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP and the Honorable Congressman Bonnie Watson Coleman, respectively.

This year’s celebration has been made possible by a committee of community leaders chaired by Letícia Ferri, Bristol Myers Squibb’s global lead for the Organization for Latino Achievement and Mike Van Wagner, Vice President of Public Affairs for NJM Insurance Group including Brenda Ross-Dulan, The Ross Dulan Group; John Goedecke, US Bank
Bryan Evans, Greater Trenton; Nancy Faherty, Cashel Faherty Public Relations; Bernie Flynn, Mercer Street Friends; Reggie Hallett, 1911 Smokehouse BBQ; Pat Hartpence, NJM Insurance Group; Jeannine Frisby LaRue, Kaufman Zita Group; Karen Jezierny, Princeton University; Shirley Michael, Greater Trenton; Aquatia Owens, PNC Wealth Advisors
George Sowa, Greater Trenton; John Thurber, Thomas Edison State University; and Andy Zalescik, Northfield Bank.

Support includes Presenting Sponsors Bristol Myers Squibb and NJM Insurance Group; Developing Sponsor Investors Bank; Building Sponsors Bernard M. Flynn (Bernie), Comcast, Janssen, PNC Bank, Princeton University, and PSE&G; Sustaining Sponsors AT&T, Kaufman Zita Group, Kevin Cummings and Northfield Bank; and Supporting Sponsors Anderson & Company PC; DeCotis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP; Duane Morris; Gibbons P.C.; M&T Bank; RUE Insurance; Riker Danzig; RWJ Barnabas Health; T&M Associates; and US Bank.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be allocated to scholarships and internships for Trenton’s youth. “From assisting Trenton residents and businesses impacted by COVID-19 to creating opportunities through high school internship programs to spreading positive narratives about our multifaceted community through, our core mission is to always embrace diversity and build equity for every current and future Trentonian,” noted Sowa.

“I am so honored to be a part of this important effort to assist in leading this celebration,” said Letícia Ferri, Co-Chair of Greater Trenton’s Caren Franzini Capital City Award Committee. “The tremendous support from all of our sponsors, board and committee members will ultimately help Greater Trenton continue to expand its role in developing and revitalizing Trenton.”

“Despite very difficult times fueled by a pandemic impacting our city and our nation, we all remain strong and committed to building on great momentum that was in place before COVID-19,” said Mike Van Wagner, Co-Chair of Greater Trenton’s Caren Franzini Capital City Award Committee. “While we won’t all be together in person this year, we will certainly be together in spirit as we honor the legacy of Caren Franzini and present our key award to Skip Cimino for his incredible leadership.”

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