Middletown Holds Annual Organization Day
Tony Perry and Tony Fiore Elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2019
Township Committee members Tony Perry, Pat Snell and Rick Hibell were sworn in at the Sunday, January 6th Township Organization Day Meeting by Senator Joe Kyrillos, Congressman Chris Smith, and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger respectively. The Committee elected Tony Perry to serve as Mayor and Tony Fiore as Deputy Mayor for 2019. Perry, who accepted his Oath of Office from Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, made history as the Township’s youngest-serving mayor. Fiore, who will be serving as Deputy Mayor for the fifth time, was sworn in by Senator Declan O’Scanlon.
2018 Mayor Kevin Settembrino delivered his outgoing address highlighting the year’s accomplishments and then passed the mic to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for their incoming addresses. Both expressed their gratitude for being selected to serve in leadership roles and their optimism for the upcoming year.
Mayor Perry then issued the Oath of Office to the 2019 Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Officers. Congratulations to Fire Chief Steven Schweizer, Deputy Chief Russell W. Mount III, First Assistant Chief John Friedmann, Second Assistant Chief Bernard F. Chenoweth, III and Third Assistant Chief John Waltz, Jr. We also extend our congratulatory wishes to EMS Chief Floyd Goldstein, Deputy Chief Jim Kelly and Assistant Chief Paul Kennedy. We truly appreciate the commitment of all of our first responders to keep our residents safe.
Many volunteers were in attendance to accept Oaths of Office to serve on the Township’s boards, committees and commissions. Each group focuses on different aspects of the community and works to enhance Middletown’s quality of life. We are grateful for everything they do!
Click HERE to view the entire 2019 Organization Day photo album.
Visit our Youtube Channel to see clips of the outgoing and incoming Mayor's speeches as well as the Deputy Mayor's remarks.