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Lifesaving award — Police Chief Sean Scheller presented a Life Saving Award to Officer Arianna Morris during the Dec. 11 Town Council meeting. The July 29 rescue involved a non-verbal 7-year-old boy who had lacerated his wrist in an accident at home. He had been trying to get his aunt’s attention and punched through a window. Morris was first on the scene and was able to calm the boy and apply a tourniquet before paramedics arrived. Palm Beach Fire Rescue also honored Morris, saying the boy might have bled to death.12345002691?profile=RESIZE_180x180

Employee of the Year — Lantana’s Employee Committee presented a plaque to accounting technician Adam Ganz as the town’s Employee of the Year for 2023. Ganz was chosen for his exceptional work in various roles and willingness to take on new responsibilities.

Town honored — Lantana officials were informed by the Government Finance Officers Association that the town’s annual comprehensive financial report, for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2022, won the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Finance director Stephen Kaplan and his staff were recognized for their outstanding work. This was the 25th consecutive year that the town received this award.

Assistant chief gets new SUV — The council authorized buying a 2024 Nissan Pathfinder from Alan Jay Fleet Sales for $40,338 for the new assistant police chief.

— Mary Thurwachter

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