State Senator Tony Avella was honored by Italian Charities of America as their “Man of the Year” for 2016 last Sunday.
The award was given at their 80th annual Dinner Dance celebration.
The charity gave the senator the plaque recognizing his “dedication to his constituents” and his work in the State Senate, along with “fostering unity and understanding among all nationalities and for serving the Italian American community.”
Aver said he was humbled to be named “Man of the Year.”
“Two of the things I am most proud of are my work to fight for my constituents and my Italian heritage,” Avella said. “To be honored by my fellow Italians for my dedication to my constituents makes this moment that much sweeter.”