September 19, 2016

Our Monday meeting was eclipsed by a bomb that detonated Saturday morning on the route of a planned Seaside Park Semper Fi 5K Charity Run. Though no one was injured, this was clearly an act of terrorism. In fact it turned out to be one just one element of a  coordinated attack involving targets in North Jersey and Manhattan. 

Our guest this morning was to be  Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, Director, New Jersey Office of  Homeland Security and Preparedness. Given the weekend's events, of course, Dr. Rodriguez was unable to attend. Those events were very much on the minds of the mayors who discussed what had happened and what it meant for Ocean County.

Five members in particular spoke of the police who responded so well, of how the county and its municipalities need to prepare for the future, and of unity in the wake of what could have been a terrible, deadly attack. Those members are pictured here.


Mayor Bill Curtis of Bay Head and Vice President of the association


Russ Corby, Mayor Emeritus of Pine Beach and trustee of the association


Mayor Bob Mathies of Seaside Park, 2nd Vice President of the association


Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari


Mayor Stephen Reid of Point Pleasant Beach

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(Our Next Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Kerry Kirk Pflugh
Manager
Constituent Services, NJ DEP

On THURSDAY, October 13, 2016, the Ocean County Mayors’ Association will hold a business meeting at the Grove Restaurant (formally Legend Restaurant) adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel located at 955 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, New Jersey. Registration begins at 8:30 AM.

 

The Ocean County Mayors' Association has been found tax exempt by the IRS. Donations are deductible. Documentation of this determination and related financial disclosure documents are available for public examination. The Ocean County Mayors' Association has been found tax exempt by the IRS. Donations are deductible. Documentation of this determination and related financial disclosure documents are available for public examination without notice.

Note: When circumstances make it necessary, guest speakers are subject to change without notice