Press & Awards

Town Clock CDC Artist-in-Residence

Lauren Weinstein Wins Award

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Congratulations to our artist-in-residence, cartoonist Lauren Weinstein for winning one of two 2021 Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Awards, presented by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. The $25,000 prize will support the creation of a new graphic novel—The Gift of Time—inspired by Lauren's work with our residents at Town Clock CDC, which is curated by coLAB Arts and supported by a grant from the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners. In The Gift of Time, Lauren fictionalizes oral histories she conducted with Town Clock staff, residents, and board members to provide insights into the lives of survivors and explore how society can break the cycle of abuse, especially during COVID. Through her thoughtful art instruction, Lauren has brought joy, healing, and hope to the lives of survivors. We are honored to have her as part of the Town Clock family.

Town Clock CDC is honored to have won the following awards:

Boy Scouts of America
Tribute to Women Award

Susan Kramer-Mills was honored at the 2017 Boy Scouts of America Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon, an annual event which honors outstanding women who serve as exemplary role models for the youth of our area through their vocations or avocations and who live their lives according to the ideals of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.

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NJ Smart Growth Award (2017)

For creative reuse of an active historic church to provide affordable, supportive housing for women and children survivors of domestic violence.

Innovation in Governance Award (2015)

Presented by the NJ Department of Community Affairs and NJ State League of Municipalities. For exemplary local government activities that exhibit creative and practical approaches to solving local problems and concerns.

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SHA of NJ's Innovation Award (2015)

Receiving the 2015 Innovation in Governance Award in November 2015. Pictured are representatives from DIGroupArchitechture, Revs. Susan & Hartmut Kramer-Mills.

Receiving the SHA Innovation Award on December 4, 2015. Pictured (left to right): Tom Toronto, President of Bergen County's United Way; Susan Kramer-Mills, Exec. Director of Town Clock CDC; and Jeff Lewis, Director of Special Projects for Bergen County's United Way.