CRANFORD - The Cranford Township Committee will hold its Reorganization Meeting on Thursday.
Mayor Patrick Giblin will remain in his role for 2020 while recently elected Kathleen Miller Prunty will take over as Deputy Mayor. Current Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley did not seek reelection.
"I am looking forward to serving the residents of Cranford for another year as Mayor," said Giblin. "As part of the reorganization, the Township Committee appoints volunteer members to almost 40 Boards and Committees. Thank you to the many residents that volunteer their time and talent."
"I am so truly honored to serve Cranford in yet another capacity as a Township Commissioner," said Prunty. "Shortly after moving here 40 years ago, I sensed what Cranford was about and joined the ranks of community volunteers and that involvement only grew when my sons came along. Then, I had the great privilege to serve the town for 20 years as the Downtown Director, a position I loved because it never felt like work. I couldn’t ever have imagined what would come next."
"This is a terrific town but I believe we haven’t begun to realize how exceptional Cranford really is and the tremendous potential to be even better." she added. "I am excited to start working on a number of initiatives with the creative, talented and dedicated professional staff and residents who have volunteered for Boards and Committees. I thank the other Township Commissioners who have dedicated countless hours and days to our town. We will debate issues, share opinions, agree and disagree but I have the utmost respect for each of them for the commitment to Cranford."
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will swear in Giblin while Prunty will be sworn in by Margaret
Mayoral Appointments of Township Commissioners:
Commissioner of Finance – Kathleen Miller Prunty
Commissioner of Public Safety – Jean-Albert Maisonneuve
Commissioner of Public Affairs – Mary O’Connor
Commissioner of Public Works and Engineering - Thomas Hannen