Neptune City welcomed Rachel McGreevy, its first female mayor and first Democratic mayor Jan. 1.
Rachel McGreevy, who was sworn-in as Neptune City’s first female mayor as well as the first Democrat to be elected mayor in the borough, emphasized bipartisanship in her first official act.
McGreevy, along with Borough Council members Glen Kocsis and Pamela Renee, both Democrats, asked Sen. Vin Gopal, a Democrat, and Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone, a Republican, to jointly administer the oaths of office before a standing room only crowd at borough hall.
The bipartisan swearing-in was another first for Neptune City since it had never been done in the history of the town.
“The people of Neptune City understand that working together is the best way to deliver results for our community and I am honored Senator Gopal, who is known as the most bi-partisan member of the New Jersey Senate, and Neptune City’s own Commissioner Director Arnone, both took the time to join us and administer the oaths as a team for myself, Councilman Kocsis and Councilwoman Renee,” McGreevy said.
Presiding over the first council meeting of 2024, McGreevy administered the oaths of office for the leaders of the Neptune City Fire Department and First Aid Squad. The council unanimously approved a roster of mayoral appointments and confirming the appointment of Councilwoman Danielle Pappas as Council President for 2024.
McGreevy congratulated Kocsis and Renee on being sworn-in for a third and fourth term respectively and recognized Councilwoman Pappas and thanked her for stepping-up to serve Neptune City as council president.
In concluding remarks, McGreevy said “It is simply an honor to serve as Mayor of Neptune City.”
She thanked the leaders of Neptune City Fire Department and First Aid Squad who were sworn-in and recognized their service to the community.
McGreevy said she plans to work with the council to be responsive to residents on issues such as increased traffic safety, flooding and improving water quality in the Shark River.