GLEN ROCK, NJ - Mayor Bruce Packer is retiring as Glen Rock's mayor, and he's inviting the public to celebrate with him.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stone and Rail, upstairs loft, in the CVS Shopping Plaza at 176 Rock Road.
"Everyone is invited to celebrate Mayor Bruce Packer as he finishes up his term as Glen Rock's mayor," according to a press release. "There will be a cash bar, loads of neighbors and friends, and tons of good vibes. RSVP here or just show up.
Mayor Packer served in his position for four years. He decided not to run for a second term in lieu of pursuing career aspirations. Fellow democrat Kristine Morieko will replace him at the reorganization meeting, typically the first week of January.
Packer had an eventful four years during which he solidified an affordable housing agreement, ushered in the first LGBT recognition in the month of June, oversaw the reorganization of the Police Department, and mediated the discussion to rename Columbus Day on the Borough Calendar, among other notable issues.
"Literally, anyone can attend! We expect to pack the room with friends, family, neighbors, friends from neighboring towns, and so on."