WARREN COUNTY, NJ – The longtime secretary and member of the Warren County Shade Tree Commission, Milly Rice, was recently honored by the Board of County Commissioners for her service.
Noting it was appropriate to recognize Rice at the same meeting where the board proclaimed April as National Volunteer Month, County Commissioner Jason J. Sarnoski called Rice “the consummate volunteer.”
Sarnoski, liaison to the shade tree commission, read the proclamation outlining Rice’s service as commission secretary for 20 years, and as a commission member from September 2006 through December 2020.
“This list is too short for all the work you have done,” Sarnoski said. “Thank you for making Warren County beautiful.”
County Commissioner Director James R. Kern III and Commissioner Lori Ciesla joined in recognizing Rice and wishing her well in her retirement, although all three commissioners said they were sure that she would remain active.
In addition to her work with the Shade Tree Commission, Rice’s community involvement includes participation in a number of veterans organizations and the American Legion. She continues to serve as secretary of the Warren County War Memorial Corp., which works with the Warren County government to run the Warren County Veterans Recognition Program and conduct an annual ceremony. She is retired from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County office.