Meet Bill Byrne, Delbarton Employee and Advocate for the "Differently Abled"
Posted May 8, 2012
Delbarton cafeteria employee Bill Byrne gets around. On May 8, 2012 (today, in fact) Byrne will also be honored by Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty and the Town Council. Last month Byrne, champion of the "differently abled" was in Trenton, invited by Gov. Chris Christie to join a discussion about the employment issues that face people with disabilities.
With Byrne looking on, Governor Christie announced that New Jersey will become the 14th state to adopt an Employment First Initiative, which supports a philosophy, executed through policies, programs and services, to promote competitive employment in the workforce for people with any type of disability. Byrne was among about a dozen people invited to participate in the event because of his advocacy on behalf of the disabled. Read all about Delbarton employee Bill Byrne in this great Morristown Green profile.
According to the article, when he introduced himself to the Governor during a private meeting, Byrne mentioned that he works in the Delbarton cafeteria "and therefore is partially responsible for making sure the governor’s son is taken care of each day at lunchtime. Christie thanked Bill and told him he was doing a great job because his son comes home each day with a full stomach." We can confirm that all Delbarton students are well fed despite the ongoing challenges of their voracious appetites.
We commend advocate Bill Byrne for his important work on behalf of the disabled, and are proud to share the same workplace with him.