Dear Residents, Business Owners & all who work in Warren Township and the surrounding area,
As I near the end of another term as Mayor, I want to thank you, the Township Committee, the township staff, and our volunteers for support throughout the year. As those who have held this office before me, I care about providing Warren Township residents good leadership, and strive to deliver services with quality and tangible results. Whether demonstrated by the development and maintenance of one of the finest sports complexes in the country; a playground at the municipal grounds that is the envy of neighboring townships; or a Township Committee that walks neighborhoods, celebrates the successes of the residents, and make house calls when asked; we are proud of Warren and all it has to offer.
Over the past eight months, I have attended five Eagle Scout ceremonies, presented a Citizenship award at the Middle School graduation, presided over the marriage of twelve township residents, judged the fifth grade group projects at the Central School, spoke at the Winter Festival, read to students in the Woodland and Central schools, attended the concerts, presented the awards at the Fishing Derby and attended too many other events to list. In addition to the “fun” part of the job, the Committee worked very hard in complying with the affordable housing court mandated obligation, ensured that we weathered the winter storms and did the day to day business of running an efficient town to keep our AAA rating.
Over the years that this Township Committee has been in office, Warren Township has been ranked in the top ten great places to live in America by Money Magazine; identified as one of the safest places to live in the Country and recognized by New Jersey Monthly as being the one of the best places to live in the New Jersey.
We moved here because of the services and beauty. We stay here because of the people. Our volunteers, from coaches to fire fighters, help us develop our children and protect our families. Our schools, from the professional educators to the PTO and School Board, not only educate our children but make the experience of learning enjoyable and challenging. Our seniors, from those working on committees to those setting up trips for the membership, develop bonds of friendships and create opportunities for entertainment and support. Warren is a safe haven where you can attend a free concert or movie on a beautiful summer evening with friends and neighbors, spend some time at the Wagner Farm and Arboretum, or walk the Dealaman Nature Trail; and forget the troubles of the world.
Once again, the Township will hold a Winter Festival at the municipal ground behind the Town Hall. It is scheduled for January 12th starting at 4 pm with fireworks at 7 pm. This year we will have ice carving and rides. We will continue with our hayrides, petting zoo, bonfire, hot chocolate and marshmallow roast. This tradition has grown from a few hundred to well over 1,000 resident attendees. I hope to see you there.
On behalf of myself and the Township Committee we wish you, your family and friends a joyous Holiday Season & Happy New Year.
Mayor Victor J. Sordillo
Deputy Mayor Gary DiNardo
Committeeman Mick Marion
Committeeman George Lazo
Committeewoman Carolann Garafola