Valley National Bank Celebrates Honorees at New Jersey Citizen Action's 36th Annual Dinner

Valley National Bank associates attended New Jersey Citizen Action’s (NJCA) 36th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 21st. Valley was a sponsor of the dinner, themed “celebrating progress and building for the future” as demonstrated through the commitment and dedication of the individuals being honored that evening.

NJCA paid tribute to individuals from a multitude of organizations in New Jersey with deep community bonds. Honorees included Dan Antonellis, President of the UAW Region Nine Housing Corporation; Reverend Dr. Charles Franklin Boyer, Pastor, Bethel AME Church and Founder, Salvation and Social Justice; Julie Diaz, Chief of Staff, NJ Department of Labor and Workforce, Former State Political Director, 32NJ SIEU; Jesse Van Toll, Chief Executive Officer, National Community Reinvestment Corporation; Junius Williams, Founder, Abbott Leadership Institute at Rutgers University; the Honorable Loretta Weinberg, New Jersey Senate Majority Leader (NJ-37); and The Honorable Pamela R. Lampitt, Deputy Speaker for New Jersey’s General Assembly (NJ-6). The dinner also featured an appearance by the Honorable Phil Murphy, Governor for the State of New Jersey, as the keynote speaker. Though the honorees came from different backgrounds and experiences, their unified efforts of consistently working with their communities for positive change was clear.  

About NJCA
NJCA is a statewide grassroots organization that fights for economic and social justice. They combine on the ground organizing, legislative advocacy, and electoral campaigns to win progressive policy and political victories that make a difference in people’s lives. Through education, outreach and direct services, they empower people to take control of their economic futures.
About Valley

Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $29 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 230 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, Florida and Alabama. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest in product innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable staff with a high priority on friendly customer service. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.