Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Freeholder Chris Hudak, Freeholder Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded, and Freeholder Sergio Granados and Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage joined former County Manager Al Faella and other County officials at the Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation’s 5 K Run and Walk at Oak Ridge Park in Clark on Sunday.
The Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation was established in memory of Ryan Patrick Faella, a thirteen-year-old boy from Mountainside, who passed away in 2000. Since 2001, over $125,000 has been provided toward scholarships and youth-based activities.
The organization was founded by Ryan’s parents. Al Faella, the former Union County Manager, and his wife Mary, Speech-Language Pathologist, both natives of Elizabeth who currently reside in Mountainside. John Amalfe, nephew of former Freeholder Anthony Amalfe, is also a founder and continued supporter.