Incumbents re-elected to Morristown Partnership, along with Bedoya, Levy

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Incumbents Jeff Babcock (general manager, Hyatt Regency Morristown), Biagio Scotto (Village Restaurant Group) and John Walsh (The Wealth Advisory Group) were re-elected to the Morristown Partnership board this week.

Also winning three-year terms were Nestor F. Bedoya of Chef Fredy’s Table and Irene Leavy, owner of b.jones Organic Spa.

They were elected from a field of 14 candidates who own or represent businesses or properties within Morristown’s downtown business zone, officially designated in 1994 as a Special Improvement District.

The Partnership defines its mission as encompassing downtown revitalization, general upkeep and beautification, gathering of statistical data, recruitment of businesses, and community relations.

Unpaid trustees–there are 17 of them–generate ideas, act as liaisons to the business community, and have fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, according to Executive Director Jennifer Wehring.

Wehring oversees a three-person paid staff and a budget of about $1.2 million, which is derived from a special business tax, sponsorships, and Partnership events such as the Fall- and Christmas festivals on the Morristown Green.

Babcock was the top finisher, with 86 votes.  Complete results are here.

Matt O’Donnell and Richard Smith did not seek re-election to the board.

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