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Leadership

The Honorable Albert Kelly, Mayor of Bridgeton, NJUMA PresidentThe New Jersey Urban Mayors Association (NJUMA) has recently transitioned to new leadership as Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly was installed as president of the association on Nov. 15, 2017 by outgoing president, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz.  In addition to President Kelly, new officers were installed at the association’s annual statewide meeting in Atlantic City. The new officers represent diversity for the association, in terms of ethnicity, gender, geography and knowledge of statewide policy issues that impact New Jersey’s urban municipalities. President Kelly said he expects the association to build on its past successes and continue the excellent work initiated under Mayor Diaz’s leadership.

President and Chair

The Honorable Albert Kelly
Mayor, the City of Bridgeton
President and Chair of the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association

Vice President

The Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark
Vice President of the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association

Executive Committee

  • The Honorable Christine Dansereau, Mayor of the Borough of Roselle (Northern NJ VP)
  • The Honorable Jesse L. Tweedle Sr., Mayor of the City of Pleasantville (Southern NJ VP)
  • The Honorable Adrian O. Mapp, Mayor of the City of Plainfield (Central NJ VP)
  • The Honorable Wilda Diaz, Mayor of the City of Perth Amboy, President Emeritus

New Jersey Urban Mayors Association Committees

  • Public Safety Committee
  • Housing and Economic Development Committee
  • Public Health and Social Welfare Committee
  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee
  • Education Policy Committee
  • By-laws Committee
  • Water Infrastructure Policy Committee

Barbara George Johnson, Executive Director of the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy of Thomas Edison State University – which has been providing policy analysis and applied research for urban municipalities and the NJUMA since 1991 – said the Institute looks forward to working with President Kelly to continue the work to chart new paths to economic sustainability for New Jersey’s urban communities.

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The New Jersey Urban Mayors’ Association is dedicated to working with state and federal lawmakers and officials to develop appropriate and effective public policy measures that benefit the state’s urban centers and to help lawmakers understand how public policy affects New Jersey’s cities and municipalities.