Sad news. Frank Jazzo, a long time member of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and a very dedicated Town Historian passed away on February 4th. Frank was a very dedicated man who did much for our town. He was passionate about providing recreation opportunities to our youth and a very dedicated Town Historian, who accomplished a lot. He worked for the community days, nights and weekends. And- made our town a much better place.
At our next Town Board meeting on Wednesday February 28th (February 14th meeting is cancelled) we will have a moment of silence in honor and in memory of Frank and reflect on Frank's significant contributions to our community. Frank was honored by the Greenburgh Town Board for his years of service when we named the lower ball field at East Rumbrook Park the Frank Jazzo Field.
We will never forget Frank and will always appreciate his service and friendship.
RESOLUTION PR 1 6/23/14
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF GREENBURGH DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION TO NAME THE LOWER BALL FIELD AT EAST RUMBROOK PARK THE
FRANK JAZZO FIELD
WHEREAS, the Town of Greenburgh has a park and recreation naming policy and under section 4 of the policy it states a park, field, or recreational facility may be named to honor an organization or a person, but only to recognize extraordinary contribution or service to the unincorporated Greenburgh park system or to the community. A living person may be honored in extraordinary cases, by the naming of a field or recreation facility; and
WHEREAS, on April 8, 2014 John Malone, a Greenburgh resident proposed that the lower ball field at East Rumbrook Park be named the Frank Jazzo Field in honor of Frank Jazzo for his many years of productive volunteer contributions in the community; and
WHEREAS, in the mid 1960’s Frank Jazzo became part of a four-man recreation committee for the Hillside-Wyndover Civic Association; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo served for a number of years as troop chairman for Greenburgh Boy Scout Troop 65; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo coached youth sports (basketball, baseball and softball from the 1960’s through the 1990’s; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo in the 1970’s organized a team and coached in the Babe Ruth summer league and later created the Greenburgh-Ardsley American Legion Baseball team that competed against other Westchester County post teams (20 years of coaching); and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo was very instrumental working with other community members and elected officials in acquiring and developing what is now known as Travis Hill Park; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo has been a Parks and Recreation Advisory Board member since 1976 and a member since its inception; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo along with Fred Arone where responsible for convincing Town Officials to renovate and redesign the lower ball field and construct the building overlooking the field for a press box, concession and storage area at East Rumbrook Park in 1989 ; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo served on the 1987-1988 Greenburgh Bicentennial Commission Book Committee; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo in 1991 was appointed to the Greenburgh Historic Preservation Commission; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo in March 1992 became a trustee of the newly-created Town of Greenburgh Historical Society; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo in 1999 petitioned the Town to become a Hudson River Valley Greenway community and has served as co-chairman of the Greenburgh Greenway Committee with Robert J. Stockpole; and
WHEREAS, Frank Jazzo was appointed Town Historian in 2001; and
WHEREAS, at the June 4, 2014, Greenburgh Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, a unanimous resolution was passed recommending that the Town Board accept the proposal to name the lower ball field at East Rumbrook Park the Frank Jazzo Field.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh authorizes the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation to name lower ball field at East Rumbrook Park the Frank Jazzo Field.