Ridgefield Councilman Dennis Shim, Roy Cho, Freeholder Jim Tedesco (Paramus). Former Deputy Mayor of Palisades Park Jason Kim, Freeholder Chairman David L. Ganz (Fair Lawn), and Freeholder Vice-Chair Joan Voss (Fort Lee) celebrated Korean Independence Day at the County of Bergen. There were various works of art displayed as well as a Tae Kwon Do demonstration.
Mel is a longtime Paramus resident and has belonged to many Paramus organizations. He is responsible for bringing the Scholarship Show to town and seeing to it that the initial presentation went over well. His five offspring were brought up through the Paramus school system.
In addition, he is a longtime Paramus Rotary member.