ROSELLE, NJ — Donald Shaw took the oath of office as Mayor of Roselle on Sunday in an outdoor ceremony with a small number of local officials in attendance due to COVID-19.

Former borough attorney Rachel Caruso swore in Mayor Shaw outside Borough Hall.  Because of the guest limit, the ceremony was live-streamed and recorded.

“Our number one goal is to lead this borough towards progress, and that progress includes health, safety and sound fiscal governance,” said Mayor Shaw. “By working with this council, our county commissioners, and other stakeholders I am confident that we will continue to make Roselle stronger together.”

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Assemblyman and former Mayor Jamel Holley expressed his enthusiasm for the future of Roselle under the leadership of Mayor Shaw.

“Donald’s been a great asset to this community,” said Assemblyman Holley. “I could not think of anyone else to take this reign at this time to lead us.”

State Senators Nicholas Scutari and Joseph Cryan both briefly spoke to congratulate Mayor Shaw on his election and welcomed him to the team of municipal officials working in Union County. 

“I know that this city is going to benefit from him, and elected officials as well will be happy to join with him to move this city forward,” said Senator Scutari.

After Mayor Dansereau stepped down, Council President Wilkerson held the position of acting Mayor until the Roselle Democratic Committee nominated Mayor Atkins to be interim Mayor until elections could be held.

Donald Shaw is the fourth person to serve as Mayor of Roselle since 2020.