BOONTON – Mayor Richard Corcoran, acting on behalf of the Town Council and the entire Boonton community, proudly proclaims Joseph Whritenour as the distinguished recipient of the 2023 Citizen of the Year award. This prestigious honor recognizes Joe’s exceptional contributions and unwavering dedication to the betterment of Boonton and its residents.
Joseph Whritenour, a dedicated and longstanding member of the Boonton community, has been bestowed with the prestigious title of Boonton Citizen of the Year. Joe’s unwavering commitment to serving his community spans several decades.
His journey began in 1979 when he joined the Junior Fire Department, and in 1982, he became a valued member of the Boonton Fire Department. Throughout the years, Joe has displayed remarkable dedication and bravery in his service. Notably, he assumed the role of Fire Chief from 2000 to 2001, showcasing his exceptional leadership, intelligence, and skill in ensuring the safety and well-being of Boonton’s residents.
Beyond his firefighting duties, Joe’s community involvement extended to coaching baseball and softball Little League teams from 2002 to 2012 and Grayhawk football teams from 2006 to 2013. Since 2013, he has served as the BHS Booster President and actively supported BHS football as a dedicated parent. Joe’s enduring commitment to the youth of Boonton is truly commendable.
Moreover, Joe has brought boundless joy to the community during the holiday season. His natural sparkle and infectious charm have enriched the lives of Boonton’s residents since 1994, creating magical moments cherished by children and adults alike.
Joseph Whritenour’s roots are deeply embedded in Boonton, growing up in the Birch Street home of his loving parents, Bob and Theresa Venito Whritenour. He and his beloved wife, Robin, have chosen to call Boonton home, where they have raised their children, Kelly and Joe Bob, further solidifying their connection to this vibrant community.