Tony Perry is expected to be elected to a second consecutive year as mayor of Middletown when the Township Committee reorganizes on Sunday, January 5 at 10 am at Town Hall.
Tony Fiore will serve as Deputy Mayor of the Township for the sixth time since he joined the Committee in 2009.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to build on all we accomplished in 2019 and provide our residents with the fiscally responsible government they have come to expect,” said Mayor Perry. “This has been an extremely productive year and the Township Committee and I will continue to seek innovative solutions that will lead Middletown into the next decade and not shy away from the pressing issues that impact our community.”
“I’m excited about the prospect of once again leading our town alongside Mayor Perry,” said Deputy Mayor Fiore. “We surpassed what we anticipated delivering over the course of last year and I’m confident that we will achieve what we’ve set out to do for 2020, including adding much-needed turf fields at Normandy Park for our young athletes to utilize.”
In a statement issued by the Township, Perry noted that Middletown has received a Silver Level Certification from Sustainable New Jersey, which only 10 percent of municipalities in the state have achieved. The Township Committee has also been working on initiatives to revitalize the Route 36 Corridor, is moving forward with the Belford Redevelopment Plan, will be updating parks across town and will be creating a new recreation hub in the River Plaza area so residents can enjoy activities on the Navesink River.
Kevin Settembrino and Rick Hibell will be sworn-in to three year terms on the committee.
Perry, 29, is the youngest mayor in Middletown’s history.