Long-time Township Committee Member of Freehold Township, Anthony Ammiano, will once again serve as Mayor. He was elected for a one-year term by his fellow committee members at the governing body’s reorganization meeting, just after the beginning of the New Year. Mayor Ammiano has served on the governing body since 2001 and previously served as Mayor in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2012.
“It was with great pride and pleasure that my wife, my son and I relocated to Freehold Township more than 22 years ago. Maria and I chose to move into Freehold Township because we liked the community and especially the neighborhood feeling from Champions Run. I wanted a community in which I could volunteer my time and become an active member of the community. A few years later, I was asked to serve as a member of the Planning Board,” said the Mayor, who continued, “I made a solemn promise to be dedicated and to perform the role of a committeeman in an exemplary manner. Along with the Township Committee team, we wanted to lead Freehold Township to maintain exceptional community life, safety for our children, services second to none for our residents, while maintaining real estate taxes that were manageable for all of our residents.”
During his years as a committeeman and mayor, Freehold Township expanded its resident base, while maintaining a well-rated school system. The Mayor faces challenges, as do all municipalities in the State of New Jersey. First and foremost will be the issue of property tax stabilization, affordable housing and the impact of zoning in the well-developed township.
In his address, Mayor Ammiano said, “I love serving as Mayor in the best town of New Jersey, with the best residents in the State and with the best group of fellow Township Committee members. I am really excited and optimistic for 2018. It is truly my honor to serve the residents, business owners and visitors of Freehold Township.”